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What Does Copyright Protect?
Copyright law protects original works including things like novels, songs, software, or works of art.
Only copyright holders may:
- reproduce the work
- create modified versions of the work
- distribute copies of the work
- publicly perform or display the work
For more details, see What Does Copyright Protect? from copyright.gov.
U.S. copyright law provides some exceptions for educational institutions.
- Section 110 - on publicly displaying and performing copyrighted works in the classroom
- Section 108 - on reproductions for libraries and archives
- Section 107 - "fair use" for certain purposes. See Fair Use section for more details.
Creative Commons Copyright