Catholic social justice requires that a laborer is
entitled to the fruits of his or her labors and should be adequately
compensated and recognized for this work. This concept applies to the
legal protections given to all original created works "fixed in any
tangible medium of expression," including the airwaves or the Internet (17 U.S.C. § 101–122).
These works include:
Musical works, including any accompanying words
Dramatic works, including any accompanying music
Pantomimes and choreographic works
Pictorial, graphic, and sculptural work
Motion pictures and other audiovisual works
these works may be reproduced only with their creator's permission. A
limited fair use exception exists for general users and a more
generous exception applies to teachers and classroom use. For a detailed description of the "fair use" exception, see the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Copyright and Video Screening Policy and Music Copyright and Guides to Licensing.