Welcome to the exciting world of copyright! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will teach you the basics of U.S. copyright law. First, you’ll find out what a copyright is, and learn which types of work it protects. You’ll also see some examples of the rights extended to the author of a creative work like a book, song, or piece of art. In addition, you’ll discover what happens to a copyright once it expires. Tim will also teach you a bit about fair use, which allows people to use copyrighted works without permission. It’s a tricky but really important subject, so log in and check it out!

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