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Obtain written license to use – Due to the exhaustive list of protection granted to a copyright owner, any business seeking to use a copyrighted work should obtain a written license. Depending on what may be agreed upon, there may be fees that will have to be paid to the copyright owner.
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 Ibid. Section 177.
 Ibid. Section 177.1
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 Ibid. Section 177.6
 Ibid. Section 177.7