What is copyright?

 

Simply put, copyright is the right of artists and authors to decide how their works are used, allowing or refusing certain uses. For instance, this applies to the publication of text in books or magazines, to the use of music on radio or of a musical composition as part of a concert, to the publication of works of art in books, magazines, on television or on the Internet.

 

 Any use of works that are subject to copyright therefore needs to be approved by their author and the user is required to pay a reasonable fee in return for the use of the work.

 

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