American copyright law gives authors of original creative works of authorship, including written work, artwork, musical scores, choreography, and architectural designs, the exclusive right to:
Anyone other than the copyright holder must have permission to perform these actions with the copyrighted work.
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"Copyright. By the President of the United States of America. A proclamation ... Done at the City of Washington this ninth day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and ten .... Wm. H. Taft. [Washington D. C. 1910]."
Library of Congress American Time Capsule
The Congress shall have Power ... To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.
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