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What is Copyright?

According to the US Copyright Office, 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 Copyright covers both published and unpublished works."

Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998

Digital content presents unique issues when it comes to copyright.  DMCA was developed to address concerns such as the circumvention of protective measures and unauthorized access and usage. 


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