No Post-Sale Use Control in
more on what copyright does not protect
does not give copyright owners the right to control post-sale uses of a
work, unless such uses themselves violate one or more of a copyright owner's
exclusive rights, namely:
Right to reproduce the work.
Right to distribute copies of
Right to perform or display
the work publicly.
Right to prepare derivative
works based on the work.
Right to authorize others to
do any of these.
A purchaser of a copyrighted work has the right to
use and dispose of the work (tangible article) as desired, as long as the
above exclusive rights are avoided.
A purchaser of a copyrighted work, such as a book,
a movie DVD, a painting, may:
Read the book and read it to others in a closed
(not open to public) setting.
Watch the DVD alone or in the company of friends,
family and neighbors.
Look at and display the painting at home or in the
Take the book, DVD or painting anywhere, anytime.
Sell the book, DVD or painting to someone else.
Give the book, DVD or painting away.
Destroy or throw the book, DVD or painting away.
May not make copies of the book, DVD or painting,
by any technique.
May not distribute copies of the book, DVD or
painting, by any means (so it never should be displayed on your website).
May not use it in a movie or TV show or theater
performance if the protected content is perceptible to the (public) audience.
May not convert it into a different work.
May not let someone else do any of the above with
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