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Remixing and Drawing by Ellen Mueller

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3 Fair Use

Sometimes questions arise when remixing includes work that is under copyright. In the United States, copyright defends all types of physical artworks (as well as other things) against unapproved use. For example, you cannot make a copy of a work that is under copyright, or distribute copies of that work. You also cannot make a derivative work, such as a movie based on a book or a knock-off of a painting. You cannot publicly display, perform, or broadcast an artwork under copyright without permission from the creator. There are only two instances where the creator would not own the copyright of the work: when an individual makes a work as an employee for their employer, or if it is a work-for-hire situation, in which the creator specifically ...

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