17 U.S.C. § 106 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 17. Copyrights § 106. Exclusive rights in copyrighted works

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Subject to sections 107 through 122 , the owner of copyright under this title has the exclusive rights to do and to authorize any of the following:

(1)  to reproduce the copyrighted work in copies or phonorecords;

(2)  to prepare derivative works based upon the copyrighted work;

(3)  to distribute copies or phonorecords of the copyrighted work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending;

(4)  in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and motion pictures and other audiovisual works, to perform the copyrighted work publicly;

(5)  in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and pictorial, graphic, or sculptural works, including the individual images of a motion picture or other audiovisual work, to display the copyrighted work publicly;  and

(6)  in the case of sound recordings, to perform the copyrighted work publicly by means of a digital audio transmission.

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