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  1. 1. CopyrightsQUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 3/27/2012 2:24 PM
  2. 2. What Is a Copyright? 2 A copyright protects someone who creates an original work. An original work can be a book, a play, or a Web site, among others. The goal of copyrights is to prevent unauthorized copying of your work. 3/27/2012 2:24 PM
  3. 3. What if I Want to Use Copyrighted Work? 3 You must obtain permission from the copyright holder. You can get permission by writing a letter to an author, artist, publishing house, or Webmaster. 3/27/2012 2:24 PM
  4. 4. Do Copyrights Expire? 4 For works created since January 1, 1978, the copyright lasts until 70 years after the creator’s death. For works created before January 1, 1978, a copyright can last anywhere from 28 to 67 years. 3/27/2012 2:24 PM
  5. 5. How Do I Copyright My Work? 5 If you create an original work, it is automatically protected by copyright law. You can register your work with the copyright office to obtain additional protections. 3/27/2012 2:24 PM
  6. 6. For More Information 6©U.S. Copyright Office 101 Independence Ave. S.E. Washington, D.C. 20559-6000 (202) 707-3000© 3/27/2012 2:24 PM