EDCI 674 & 675 - Computer Graphics & Presentation K-12 / Digital Media and Online Learning

Copyright Basics

For specifics, see Cornell University's guide to Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States

What is Copyright?

"Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works... Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture."  - US Copyright Office

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