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Impact of Rights

Copyright issues are important for:

  • Publication
  • Transferring rights to others

Ownership of the copyrights in a work provide the owner with the exclusive right to control how the work may be used and as such, copyright ownership is recognized as a very valuable item in today’s web-connected age where copyrighted works are the main commodity of trade.

The owner of a copyright in a work has certain exclusive rights that give the owner the ability to control how the work is used by others. The rights to make copies and distribute copies to others are two of the exclusive rights. If you intend to publish your work, you'll need to be able to give those rights to the publisher, which means you need to have secured the rights in advance.

Rights are very valuable and will be created whether or not you want them. Once established, they can be transferred to others through agreements such as licenses and assignments.

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