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Please DO NOT ask questions about copyright here, as they are not on-topic. Copyright is a legal concept, that grants the creator of an original work rights.

Please do not ask questions about copyright here, as they are not on-topic for SE: Music Practice & Theory, and will be closed. Try SE: Law instead.


Copyright is a legal concept, enacted by most governments, that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to its use and distribution, usually for a limited time, with the intention of enabling the creator of intellectual wealth (e.g. the composer of a song or the author of a book) to receive compensation for their work and be able to financially support themselves.