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Pastor, Church & Law

written by Richard R. Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA

The Copyright Owner's Exclusive Rights

Volume 4 . Chapter 9 . § 9-05.07
Key point 9-05.07. The Copyright Act gives copyright owners the following exclusive rights—reproduction, adaptation, distribution, performance, and display. Anyone who violates one or more of these exclusive rights commits copyright infringement.

Section 106 of the Copyright Act gives a copyright owner the following five "exclusive rights":

  1. To reproduce the copyrighted work in copies or phonorecords;
  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; and

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