Things to Know:
1. Copyright is a legal right intended to "to promote the progress of science and useful arts."
2. Copyright applies automatically when a work is fixed in a tangible form. Registration is not required.
3. Copyright is a bundle of rights, which can be debundled, rather than a single right. This bundle includes the exclusive right to reproduce, adapt, distribute, perform, and display the work.
4. Copyright protections generally last the life of the creator plus 70 years.
For additional information, visit UTA Libraries' guide on copyright and fair use.