17 U.S.C. § 106 : US Code - Section 106: Exclusive rights in copyrighted works

      Subject to sections 107 through 122, the owner of copyright under
    this title has the exclusive rights to do and to authorize any of
    the following:
        (1) to reproduce the copyrighted work in copies or
      phonorecords;
        (2) to prepare derivative works based upon the copyrighted
      work;
        (3) to distribute copies or phonorecords of the copyrighted
      work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by
      rental, lease, or lending;
        (4) in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and
      choreographic works, pantomimes, and motion pictures and other
      audiovisual works, to perform the copyrighted work publicly;
        (5) in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and
      choreographic works, pantomimes, and pictorial, graphic, or
      sculptural works, including the individual images of a motion
      picture or other audiovisual work, to display the copyrighted
      work publicly; and
        (6) in the case of sound recordings, to perform the copyrighted
      work publicly by means of a digital audio transmission.