Copyright is a form of intellectual property in certain types of creative works. Copyright laws govern the ownership and use of products of literary and artistic expression by establishing the types of works of authorship that are eligible for copyright protection and granting specific exclusive rights to the creators of copyrighted works. Modern copyright regimes seek to balance the rights of creators, which are conferred by law in order to incentivize their efforts, against the interests of consumers of copyrighted works, with the utilitarian goals of fostering social and cultural progress and maintaining the free and open exchange of ideas and information.

The prevalence of youths’ online media sharing in the out-of-school hours, much of it remixing or repurposing images, audio, and text pulled from the ...

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