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Lesson 3Copyright
Objective Define copyright and review copyright issues.

Copyright Law

The United States Constitution gives authors exclusive rights to their own works for a limited time. In 1976, Congress enacted the Copyright Act, which protects "original works of authorship," including "literary works." The term "literary works" has been deemed to include computer software.
Copyright protection prevents anyone but the rightful owner from copying, distributing, displaying, and making derivative works from a copyrighted work. (Authors may transfer their copyrights to others, such as publishing companies, if they wish.)

Copyright law


What constitutes copyright?




Internet Copyright

What is Internet copyright infringement?