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Copyright protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture. Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, names, titles, slogans or logos. Copyright protection gives the owner of the copyright the exclusive right to display, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works from, and publically perform the copyrighted work. This section explores basic copyright principles from registration to infringement.

What is a copyright?
What does copyright protect?
Who owns the copyright?
How do I copyright protect my work?
What are the benefits to registering a copyright?
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When To Register Your Copyright
How and When to Register Your Copyright
How Long Copyright Protection Lasts and When Copyright Protection Expires
Non-Exclusive Copyright License
Works in the Public Domain - Works Anyone Can Use and Copy
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