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Copyright laws are a set of defined rights given to artists by the government. Copyright turns everything an artist makes, as they make it, into a protected form of property assuming what is being made is original to the artist. Copyrights protect a specific expression of an idea or concept but copyright does not protect ideas.
Copyright law protects artists from copying. That seems pretty obvious. But it’s much more than that. Copyright is made up of a group or a bundle of separate powerful exclusive