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According to The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English :
Copyright is "ownership of the right of control over all possible ways of reproducing a work - a work in this context being an object which is the product of an original creative act by one or more people, in a form which makes it subject to one or other means of copying."
"copyright." The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English, edited by Ian Ousby, Cambridge University Press, 2nd edition, 2000. Credo Reference, http://lbc.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/cupliteng/copyright/0?institutionId=2459. Accessed 10 Jan. 2019.
According to Encyclopedia of Law and Higher Education:
"The cornerstone of the Copyright Act is the concept of fair use, a practice that is common on college and university campuses, particularly in their libraries. Under the act, copyright attaches as soon as the original works of authors are placed into tangible media. Neither registering works with the U.S. Copyright Office nor placing copyright notices is required in order to create copyright protection for original works."
Mawdsley, Ralph D., and Mawdsley. "Fair Use." Encyclopedia of Law and Higher Education, edited by Charles J. Russo, Sage Publications, 1st edition, 2009. Credo Reference, http://lbc.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/fair_use_copyright?institutionId=2459. Accessed 10 Jan. 2019.