You can find a full definition of copyright on the U.S. Copyright office website and how it relates to international copyright relations. Here is a short description:
Copyright is a legal concept that gives the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it. The copyright holder has the right to choose if anyone else can use, adapt or resell their work and have the right to be credited for that work.
Only the copyright holder of a work may do the following:
- Make copies of the work and distribute them
- Create derivative works or alter the work in any way
- Sell the work in either its original version or in an altered form
- The creator of a work retains copyright to it even if they do not expressly tell you so. The only way you can get copyright to do the above is if the original copyright holder gives you permission to do so in writing. The penalties for breaching copyright can be severe. The MiH Marketplace take copyright violations very seriously and will not tolerate copyright violation on these website.