The copyright is owned by the author who produced the work, unless the work is a "work made for hire". A work made for hire is one that is performed by an employee, and usually not a contractor, within the scope of her or his employment or that was specifically ordered or commissioned.
Copyright protection exists for the lifetime of the author and for fifty (50) years thereafter, or, in the case of a work made for hire, the lesser of seventy-five (75) years from the year of the first publication of the work or one hundred (100) years from the year of creation of the work of authorship.
The copyright notice, ©, the date of first publication and the owner of the copyright should be noted on the registered work of authorship as that gives notice to the public that the work is protected by copyright. Often, the notation, "All Rights Reserved," is placed on the work of authorship.