Copyright is a set of legal rights that an author has over his work for a limited period of time. Copyright covers everything from using images or sound files from the Web to photocopying. Copyright protects big corporations who have unique products, like Disney's Mickey Mouse. However, copyright also protects individual creators like professors and students. Every time we create something unique, our work is automatically protected by copyright, with or without the © symbol.
Most information is protected by copyright. The exception is work that is in the public domain, which can be reproduced or used by anyone. However, you still must credit the author.
Examples of Public Domain Sources:
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