Copyright Holder

A copyright holder is the person or entity that owns the rights to a creative work. The copyright holder has the exclusive legal right to reproduce, distribute, display, perform, and modify the work, as well as control the use of the work by others. They have the authority to grant or deny permission to others who want to use or reproduce the copyrighted material.

The copyright holder is typically the original creator of the work, such as an author, artist, musician, or filmmaker. However, the rights to a work can also be transferred or assigned to another individual or organization through a contractual agreement. In such cases, the transferee becomes the new copyright holder.

It’s important to note that copyright protection is automatic and arises as soon as an original work is created and fixed in a tangible form, such as a written document, a recorded song, or a piece of artwork. In some jurisdictions, copyright registration is also available to further establish and protect the rights of the copyright holder, but it is not required for copyright to exist.

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