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Copyright is a form of intellectual property law that protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software and photography. Although Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, it may protect the way these things are expressed. One's work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form so that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine or device. As that applies to photography, the copyright of the photograph exists at the moment picture is taken, even before the film is processed.


There is no longer any requirement that a copyright notice be affixed to a work of art in order to have a valid copyright. A copyright notice is an identifier placed on copies of the work to inform the world of copyright ownership. While use of a copyright notice was once required as a condition of copyright protection, it is now optional. If you would like additional copyright information, visit the U.S. Copyright Office. Their website contains all the information you could possibly want about Copyright protection.


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