6 Exclusive Rights of a Copyright

The six exclusive rights of a copyright include:

1. To reproduce the copyrighted work in copies or phonorecords (physical or digital format);

2. To prepare derivative works based upon the copyrighted work;

3. To distribute copies or phonorecords of the copyrighted work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending;

4. In the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and motion pictures and other audiovisual works, to perform the copyrighted work publicly;

5. In the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and pictorial, graphic, or sculptural works, including the individual images of a motion picture or other audiovisual work, to display the copyrighted work publicly;

6. In the case of sound recordings, to perform the copyrighted work publicly by means of a digital audio transmission.


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