The reproduction right in copyright
law refers to the exclusive right of the author or rights holder to make reproductions of their work. It applies to physical and digital reproductions in various media and formats.
- copying and reproduction: The right to make copies of the work, whether physical or digital.
- media and formats: Applies to printed media, audio and video files, digital downloads, software, etc.
- exceptions and permissions: There are exceptions for personal use, teaching, research and quotation.
- licensing: authors can license their rights to third parties, often for a fee.
- digital challenges: The digital age brings new challenges to the enforcement of the reproduction right.
Reproduction rights ensure the control and appropriate use of works by authors and rights holders.