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Copyright: Introduction

What is Copyright?

Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States to the authors of original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. It allows the author to decide how, when, and where their work can be reproduced and used.


 This guide is for informational purposes only.

 It should not be used in place of the advice of legal counsel.

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