What is Copyright? Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works.
What is protected? 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.
When is my work protected? Your work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form.
The SVC COPYRIGHT FACULTY GUIDELINES cover
Copyright protects OWNERS RIGHTS to
Exceptions to OWNERS RIGHTS are limited in scope and number.
FAIR USE is a guide to USERS RIGHTS and is comprised of 4 factors which are used to access the big picture