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Copyright & Fair Use

Copyright gives a creator rights over a work they create, meaning no one else can use that work without permission.

Copyright gives a person ownership rights to what he or she creates--drawings, paintings, novels,  songs, videos, and more. Copyright lets the creator decide how and when other people can use the work. But sometimes people can use another person's copyrighted work without permission if it falls under something called Fair Use. The McLellan answers your questions about copyright, infringement, and Fair Use.