Copyright is a legal term that covers the owner's rights associated with musical and literary works, drawings, films and computer programs. A wide spectrum of companies in Tennessee and around the country have created, paid to have created or purchased the copyrights to valuable properties that form a crucial and valuable part of their businesses.
High tech companies may have developed proprietary software for their own use or for sale to customers. An advertising or promotional enterprise may have created a campaign that uses a mix of its own creative properties and some that were developed for the client. News sources could possess articles and videos that their employees created for them on the job.