Copyright grants exclusive rights for copying, distributing, publicly performing, adapting, or otherwise using a work to the copyright holder, often the creator of the work. Others wishing to copy, adapt, distribute, perform, or otherwise use the work must obtain permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright grants rights to work that is original, a creation not copied from another work. Some examples:
Copyright does not protect facts or ideas, only the expression of those facts or ideas.
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