Copyright Law And Licensing And Registering Copyrighted Materials

Copyright protects creative expression in a wide variety of forms, including: literary works, computer software, musical works (the lyrics, the musical score, and the sound recording of the work), dramatic works, choreographic works, pictures, graphics of any type in any medium, sculptural works, photographs, videos, motion pictures, and architectural works, among many others. For works that originate in the United States, copyright protection applies the moment the work is expressed in a tangible medium. No publication, registration or other action in the U.S. Copyright Office is required to secure copyright. There are, however, certain advantages to registration. See the U.S. Copyright Office website at

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