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Copyright Information: Copyright

Copyright Defintion

Copyright:

A form of protection provided by the laws of the United States for "original works of authorship", including literary, dramatic, musical, architectural, cartographic, choreographic, pantomimic, pictorial, graphic, sculptural, and audiovisual creations. "Copyright" literally means the right to copy but has come to mean that body of exclusive rights granted by law to copyright owners for protection of their work. Copyright protection does not extend to any idea, procedure, process, system, title, principle, or discovery. Similarly, names, titles, short phrases, slogans, familiar symbols, mere variations of typographic ornamentation, lettering, coloring, and listings of contents or ingredients are not subject to copyright.

--U.S. Copyright Office

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What is Creative Commons?

Creative Commons is a great starting point to search for music, images, videos and other creative works--just click on the icon below:

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Creative Commons also offers licenses that provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.  Click on the icon below for more information: