Copyright is a legal concept that gives the author or creator of an original work the exclusive right to do certain things with that original work. The copyright holder has the right to choose if anyone else can use, adapt or resell their work and has the right to be credited for that work. Copyright protection is principally given to works that are literary, dramatic, artistic and musical works, cinematograph film, and television and sound broadcasts.Only the copyright holder of a work may do the these things:
- Make copies of the work and distribute it.
- Create derivative works or alter the work.
- Sell the work in either its original version or in an altered form.
The creator of a work retains copyright to it even if they do not expressly tell you so.