Copyright protection subsists, in accordance with this title, in original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression , now known or later developed, from which they can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine or device.
to prevent the use of his or her name as the author of any work of visual art which he or she did not create;
to prevent the use of his or her name as the author of the work of visual art in the event of a distortion, mutilation, or other modification of the work which would be prejudicial to his or her honor or reputation; and
to prevent any intentional distortion, mutilation, or other modification of that work which would be prejudicial to his or her honor or reputation, and any intentional distortion, mutilation, or modification of that work is a violation of that right, and
to prevent any destruction of a work of recognized stature, and any intentional or grossly negligent destruction of that work is a violation of that right.
In no case does copyright protection for an original work of authorship extend to any idea, procedure, process, system, method of operation, concept, principle, or discovery, regardless of the form in which it is described, explained, illustrated, or embodied in such work.
Rights of artist/author : exclusive rights to do and to authorize any of the following:
to reproduce the copyrighted work
to prepare derivative works based upon the copyrighted work;
to distribute copies to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending;
to perform the copyrighted work publicly;
to display the copyrighted work publicly; and
( in the case of sound recordings) to perform the copyrighted work publicly by means of a digital audio transmission.