What it means.

Copyright attaches as soon as the original work is created

Copyright is an automatic right and does not require the author to file special paperwork

The copyright owner has the right to do four things (called exclusive rights):

•Reproduce the image

•Display the copyrighted work publicly;

•Prepare derivative works based on the copyrighted work

•Distribute copies of the copyrighted work to the public by sale, rental or lending, and/or to display the image.