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- adj. Protected by a copyright.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of copyright.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of literary or musical or dramatic or artistic work) protected by copyright
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The network programmers submitted that this would mean the cable company would then be making unauthorised use of copyrighted programmes, because people could (gasp!) fast forward ads placed in copyrighted programmes that they run.
Notably, as a crucial element to foster the healthy development of e-commerce in copyrighted materials, these treaties obligated adhering countries to enact effective legal regimes to protect technological measures used by copyright owners to control access to and copying of their works.
However, because this work may contain copyrighted images or other material, permission from the copyright holder may be necessary if you wish to reproduce this material separately.
The basic reason why specs and rules and the like cannot be copyrighted is that there are only a finite number of ways to “express” them using language.
And MySpace recently announced it will no longer allow users to post videos that contain copyrighted material — hello, YouTube — much as it was already filtering out some major-label music.
The point of the ruling is that tools such as what Grokster were making available are illegal, but Bittorrent and tools of this nature are not promoted as mechanisms to obtain copyrighted materials.
Beginning yesterday morning, the FBI and law enforcement from 10 other countries conducted over 90 searches worldwide as part of Ã¢â¬ÅOperation Site Down, Ã¢â¬Â designed to disrupt and dismantle many of the leading criminal organizations that illegally distribute and trade in copyrighted software, movies, music, and games on the Internet.
Like a videocassette recorder, the software could be used for legitimate purposes as well as traffic in copyrighted songs and movies, he said.
With these legally ordained control methods, it becomes trivially easy to stop the flow of dissent since it might contain copyrighted material.
With the help of what Edgar Bronfman, of Universal, recently described as a "Roman legion or two of Wall Street lawyers," the Recording Industry Association of America has for the past two years sued or threatened to sue Web sites that contain copyrighted songs, universities that allow students to trade tunes on their computer networks, consumer-electronics companies that produce digital music players, online-music services that lack proper licenses, and, of course, Napster.
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