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Copyright for Music: Home

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Copyright: The exclusive right given to a creator to reproduce, distribute, display, license, or perform their work.

About This Guide

pianoThis guide provides top tips and resources for learning about copyright, fair use, public domain, and licensing/permissions, especially as they pertain to musical works. Navigate the guide via the tabs at the top of the page, or use the links in the Contents list below. 

Contents

The Basics
Learn About Copyright
The Law

Fair Use
About
Checklists & Tools
Dance-Specific Resources

Public Domain
About
Determining Public Domain Status
Finding Public Domain Materials

Licensing/Permissions
About
Creative Commons
Licensing Agencies

Learn More
Copyright Perspectives
Court Cases
News

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