“Copyright is a legal device that provides the owner the right to control how a creative work is used. A copyright is comprised of a number of exclusive rights, including the right to make copies, authorize others to make copies, make derivative works, sell and market the work and perform the work. Any one of these rights can be sold separately through transfers of copyright ownership.
“The exclusive legal right granted to a writer, editor, composer, publisher, or distributor to publish, produce, sell, or distribute an artistic work.
“Copyright affects your life just about every day, whether you know it or not. If you have ever downloaded songs off the Internet; or if you’ve ever used a newspaper photo on your own personal website, you have used copyrighted material—perhaps even illegally.