Do You Own Your Copyrighted Works?

Many authors will view the title of this post with a skeptical eye. How could I not own my copyrighted works? I wrote them, I own them. Question answered. Or is it? Copyright law recognizes several types of copyrighted works which are not owned by the creator, or which are owned by the creator in partnership with another person or entity. Let’s take a closer look at the legalities of copyright ownership: 1. The general rule: creative works are owned by their creator. As a general rule, ownership of copyrighted works, along with all the related rights, belongs to the author or

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