What you, or anyone else, can do with
a copyrighted work depends on who controls the rights in a work.
Many creative efforts cannot be published or distributed because
the copyrights are entangled and the owner or owners of the work
can't be determined or can't be located.
In the following sections, you will learn
how copyright occurs, what it means to own a copyright and how to
control the results so you can use the work as you intend. If you
are new to the topic, you may find it useful to read through the
sections in order.
Understand the importance of copyright and how it is established.
Determining ownership can be complicated. Find out why.
Learn about the types of agreements used to grant and transfer rights
Here you will find some tools to help you manage your project.