If the original file permissions started with
l rather than
-, then they weren't files, they were symbolic links to other files/directories.
Whatever command you used to copy them copied the actual files they referred to, not the symbolic links. Only symlinks have an
l at the start of the permissions display, normal files start with
-. in other words, there is no problem.
If you want to copy the symlinks (rather than the files they point to), read the man page for whatever tool you used to copy the files (
cp, perhaps? you didn't specify) and see if it has an option to NOT follow symlinks.
Similarly, most copying tools (
rsync, etc) have options to preserve the original permissions - so the copied files don't get created with whatever perms are specified by your
Note that only root can fully preserve ownership, group, and all perms of copied files because a normal user can't create files owned by someone else or with a group that they are not a member of.