There are six “pillars”—basic rights—protected by copyright and the owner has the exclusive right to do (or authorize others to do) the following:
• Reproduce the work in any manner by any means.
• Prepare derivative works based upon the work.
• Distribute copies of the work to the public directly or through permission granted others via sale, rent, lease, or license.
• Publicly perform the work, in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, film and other presentations
• Publicly display the work, in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, etc. and pictorial, graphic, or sculptural work, including individual images from films, TV, et al.
• Digital transfer of sound and/or images or the authorization for others to do so.