411 For Creators

Protect your work


the exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.

creative work

Something that other people make and you can't take it from them.They can make music or make pictures.


a permit from an authority to own or use something, do a particular thing, or carry on a trade.


taking ownership of somone elses work and not giving credit.


the unauthorized use or reproduction of another's work.

Public Domain

the state of belonging or being available to the public as a whole, and therefore not subject to copyright.

fair use

critisice other people on their work and taking it without permission.

Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share.