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    Fair use is a defense against using a protected work without permission. To establish the defense of fair use requires that upon the balance of four factors, ...

    Copyright infringement is a violation of one or more of the protected rights. To make out a claim of copyright infringement, a claimant must prove:

    Copyrights allow an author to control their intellectual property. This control is exercised by the enforcement of five rights:

    1) Reproduction;
    2) Distribution;
    3) Performance;
    4) Display;
    5) Derivative Works.

    Obtaining a Copyright

    Under the Copyright Act, a copyright is granted to the author of a copyrightable work as soon as it is fixed in a tangible medium. Copyrightable works are original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. The

    Copyrights Generally

    A copyright is an umbrella term used to describe a series of rights granted to an author of an original creative expression for the protection of their intellectual property. The source of these rights

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