Copyright law provides authors with a rich and varied trove of infinitely divisible rights. One series of fantasy novels can generate English- and foreign-language editions, hardcovers and softbounds, ebooks and audio books, large-print editions for the visually impaired and graphic editions for the text-averse, motion pictures as well as their prequels and sequels, television series and spinoffs, live stage presentations, video games and board games, theme-park attractions and a boundless variety of souvenir merchandise. Value accrues through widespread use and aggressive, imaginative licensing.
U.S. copyright law provides exclusive rights to authors both individual and corporate. Owners of copyright may exercise these rights to reproduce, distribute, perform and display their works and create derivative works, or they may authorize others to do so, notably in the form of options and licenses.
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