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

Exclusive Rights

§ 9.05.03

Section 106 of the copyright law gives the following six "exclusive rights" to a copyright owner:

  1. reproducing the copyrighted work in copies or phonorecords;
  2. preparing derivative works based upon the copyrighted work;
  3. distributing 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, performing 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, displacing the copyrighted work publicly; and
  6. in the case of sound recordings, performing the copyrighted work publicly by means of a digital audio transmission.
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