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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. 


The Basics
Learn About Copyright
The Law

Fair Use
Checklists & Tools
Dance-Specific Resources

Public Domain
Determining Public Domain Status
Finding Public Domain Materials

Creative Commons
Licensing Agencies

Learn More
Copyright Perspectives
Court Cases

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