Answered By: Rob Lopresti Last Updated: Jan 14, 2016 Views: 42
The copyright owner has the exclusive right to:
- make copies
- prepare derivative works
- publicly distribute, display and perform the work
- to perform a digital sound recording over a digital network.
There are limits on these, including certain rights of people who own a copy, and what is called fair use. These rights can also be transferred by contract (you can "sign your rights away" to a publisher, for instance).
For more information, see the University of Texas' webpage Your rights as copyright owner.