Copyright protects works of art or books or short stories from other people taking or stealing that persons work. For example if I were to take a story off the internet and copy it to my web site that would be copyright, and I didn't give the website credit that I copied there work and put it on my website. Copy right is a law that protects work that some person did and it protects that person so someone else doesn't steal there work. If you copy some ones work that is protected by copy right and you steal it that would be against the law.
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