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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, especially as it pertains to musical works. Navigate the guide via the tabs at the top of the page, or use the links in the Contents list here. 

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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