From the U.S. Copyright Office:
"It is a principle of American law that an author of a work may reap the fruits of his or her intellectual creativity for a limited period of time.
Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States for original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, architectural, cartographic, choreographic, pantomimic, pictorial, graphic, sculptural, and audiovisual creations.
The term has come to mean that body of exclusive rights granted by law to authors for protection of their work.
The owner of copyright has the exclusive right to:
Copyright protection does not extend to any idea, procedure, process, slogan, principle, or discovery."
Copyright owner's rights:
The information contained within this guide is for informational and instructional purposes only. It is not legal advice.
Dallas Long, Dean of Milner Library, is the designated copyright agent for Illinois State University.
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