What does copyright protect?


By Andrew Hudson Published: August 14, 2012 Updated: October 24, 2013

All forms of tangible artwork from profitable unauthorized copying by others.

“Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture. Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are expressed.”
U.S. Copyright Office

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