Be aware of your and other's rights!! pay attention to this symbol:
It is a law that gives you ownership over the things you create. It can be a painting, a photograph, a poem or a novel, if you created it, you own it.
So you have these rights:
- The right to reproduce the work
- to prepare derivative works
- to distribute copies
- to perform the work
- and to display the work publicly
These are your rights and your rights alone. If you don't give the permission noone can violate them legally. This means that, unless you say otherwise, no one can perform a piece written by you or make copies of it, even with attribution, unless you give the OK.
If you’re looking for material to use or reuse, you should not do any of these things without asking permission or confirming that the work is in the public domain, which means that the copyright has expired.
if the work isn’t in the public domain and you don’t have permission to use it, you put yourself in risk of legal action, regardless of your intentions.