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Anyone who creates an original work or unique intellectual property has exclusive rights to use, distribute, and profit from that work. Laws regarding copyright will vary depending on an individual’s country or municipality. In most cases, a narrators’ oral history interviews are considered to be their intellectual property, for which they are either the legal owner or co-owner of copyright. Others who wish to use, distribute, or profit from the oral history interview will first need to obtain the narrator’s explicit permission, license, or copyright. For more information about copyright, visit the US Copyright Office.


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