American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The legal right granted to an author, composer, playwright, publisher, or distributor to exclusive publication, production, sale, or distribution of a literary, musical, dramatic, or artistic work.
- adj. Of or relating to a copyright: copyright law; a copyright agreement.
- adj. Protected by copyright: permission to publish copyright material.
- v. To secure a copyright for.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Exclusive right to multiply and to dispose of copies of an intellectual production (Drone); the right which the law affords for protecting the produce of man's intellectual industry from being made use of by others without adequate recompense to him (Broom and Hadley). It is a right given by law for a limited number of years, upon certain conditions, to the originator of a book or other writing, painting, sculpture, design, photograph, musical composition, or similar production, or to his assignee. It corresponds to the patent of an invention. In the United States the term is 28 years, with the privilege of renewal for 14 years; in England it is 42 years, or the period of the author's life and 7 years additional, whichever period is the longer.
- To secure a copyright of, as a book or play, by complying with the requirements of the law; enter for copyright.
- n. uncountable The right by law to be the entity which determines who may publish, copy and distribute a piece of writing, music, picture or other work of authorship.
- n. countable Such an exclusive right as it pertains to one or more specific works.
- v. To place under a copyright.
- v. To obtain or secure a copyright for some literary or other artistic work.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The right of an author or his assignee, under statute, to print and publish his literary or artistic work, exclusively of all other persons. This right may be had in maps, charts, engravings, plays, and musical compositions, as well as in books.
- v. To secure a copyright on.
- v. secure a copyright on a written work
- n. a document granting exclusive right to publish and sell literary or musical or artistic work
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“Bartholomew: the expansion of vicarious liability in copyright is bad and was done in ignorance of its pedigree in tort law.”
“But the more expanded vicarious liability in copyright is constitutionally problematic.”
“The British Library conducted the research because the balance in copyright is being undermined in the digital era”
“Intellectual Property Organization, said the draft may be baffling since so far the term copyright has not been applied to cultural heritage because authors of the work in question are long gone.”
“Maureen Reid of Boca Raton, Florida asks, "when are America CEOs going to realize that the term copyright to China and India means the right to copy whatever they like.”
“On the basis of this legal principle, the AAR observed that the term copyright should have the same meaning as understood under the Copyright Act, 1957 ( "CR Act").”
“Section 14 of the CR Act defines the term copyright and enlists the various rights attached to such a copyright.”
“So, if you're a songwriter, any way your song can be worked as a copyright is a good thing.”
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