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Copyright is a legal concept, honoured by most governments, giving the creators of works exclusive rights to their creations. While copyright generally is a “right to copy,” it also gives copyright holders the right to determine how their works can be adapted, who may perform the works and who may benefit from them financially. Issues of copyright have been generating a lot of conversation lately because older copyright laws do not take into account the technologies that have emerged with the invention of the computer and the Internet.


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