Who is an author?

By Andrew Hudson Published: November 1, 2013 Updated: July 15, 2016

The creator of an artwork.

“Under the copyright law, the creator of the original expression in a work is its author. The author is also the owner of copyright unless there is a written agreement by which the author assigns the copyright to another person or entity, such as a publisher. In cases of works made for hire, the employer or commissioning party is considered to be the author.”
U.S. Copyright Office

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