What is copyright?
Copyright is the legal entitlement of a creator of an original work to own and control distribution of that work. Copyright lasts for the life of the creator plus 70 years, after which time it will enter the public domain.
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There are circumstances under which copyright permission is not necessary. For example, the following use does not infringe copyright:
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