Answered By: Gabe Gossett
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2016     Views: 35

U.S. Copyright law grants the following: 

  • The right to prepare derivative works based on the work.
  • The right to distribute copies or recordings to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease or lending.
  • The right to perform the work publicly.
  • The right to display the work publicly.
  • The right to perform sound recordings by means of a digital audio transmission.
  • Certain authors of works of visual art have rights of attribution and integrity.

See this page from Bitlaw.

There are exceptions for what are called Fair Use.  See this page from the University of Texas.

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