Definitions for Copyright
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Copyright.
copyright, right of first publicationverb
a document granting exclusive right to publish and sell literary or musical or artistic work
secure a copyright on a written work
"did you copyright your manuscript?"
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.
Such an exclusive right as it pertains to one or more specific works.
To place under a copyright.
To obtain or secure a copyright for some literary or other artistic work.
A copyright is a type of intellectual property that gives its owner the exclusive right to copy, distribute, adapt, display, and perform a creative work, usually for a limited time. The creative work may be in a literary, artistic, educational, or musical form. Copyright is intended to protect the original expression of an idea in the form of a creative work, but not the idea itself. A copyright is subject to limitations based on public interest considerations, such as the fair use doctrine in the United States. Some jurisdictions require "fixing" copyrighted works in a tangible form. It is often shared among multiple authors, each of whom holds a set of rights to use or license the work, and who are commonly referred to as rights holders. These rights frequently include reproduction, control over derivative works, distribution, public performance, and moral rights such as attribution.Copyrights can be granted by public law and are in that case considered "territorial rights". This means that copyrights granted by the law of a certain state do not extend beyond the territory of that specific jurisdiction. Copyrights of this type vary by country; many countries, and sometimes a large group of countries, have made agreements with other countries on procedures applicable when works "cross" national borders or national rights are inconsistent.Typically, the public law duration of a copyright expires 50 to 100 years after the creator dies, depending on the jurisdiction. Some countries require certain copyright formalities to establishing copyright, others recognize copyright in any completed work, without a formal registration. When the copyright of a work expires, it enters the public domain.
Copyright is a legal term referring to the exclusive rights granted by law to creators or owners over their original works, such as literature, music, artwork, movies, software, and other intellectual property. This right allows the owner to control the use, distribution, modification, and selling of their work for a certain period of time, typically the creator's lifetime plus a set number of years after their death.
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
to secure a copyright on
Copyright is a legal concept, enacted by most governments, giving the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it, usually for a limited time. Generally, it is "the right to copy", but also gives the copyright holder the right to be credited for the work, to determine who may adapt the work to other forms, who may perform the work, who may financially benefit from it, and other related rights. It is a form of intellectual property applicable to any expressible form of an idea or information that is substantive and discrete. Copyright initially was conceived as a way for government to restrict printing; the contemporary intent of copyright is to promote the creation of new works by giving authors control of and profit from them. Copyrights are said to be territorial, which means that they do not extend beyond the territory of a specific state unless that state is a party to an international agreement. Today, however, this is less relevant since most countries are parties to at least one such agreement. While many aspects of national copyright laws have been standardized through international copyright agreements, copyright laws of most countries have some unique features. Typically, the duration of copyright is the whole life of the creator plus fifty to a hundred years from the creator's death, or a finite period for anonymous or corporate creations. Some jurisdictions have required formalities to establishing copyright, but most recognize copyright in any completed work, without formal registration. Generally, copyright is enforced as a civil matter, though some jurisdictions do apply criminal sanctions.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the sole right of an author or his heirs to publish a work for a term of years fixed by statute, a book for 42 years, or the author's lifetime and 7 years after, whichever is longer; copyright covers literary, artistic, and musical property. By the Act an author must present one copy of his work, if published, to the British Museum, and one copy, if demanded, to the Bodleian Library, Oxford; the University Library, Cambridge; the Advocates' Library, Edinburgh; and Trinity College Library, Dublin.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The exclusive right, granted by law for a certain number of years, to make and dispose of copies of a literary, musical or artistic work. In the United States the copyright is granted for the life of the author plus 50 years. In the case of a joint work, it is for the life of the last joint author to die, plus 50 years. In either case the copyright runs until the end of the calendar year 50 years after the author's death. (Random House College Dictionary, rev ed; Strong, W.S.: The Copyright Book: a Practical Guide, 1981)
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Copyright' in Nouns Frequency: #2931
The numerical value of Copyright in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Copyright in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Glad to see EU countries once again finding a common voice on copyright reform ... I hope for a final agreement next week. Europeans deserve copyright rules fit for digital age: it is good for creators, platforms and for regular internet users.
The real annuity for an artist's estate is owning copyright and catalog. That's the revenue stream.
I’m very aware of copyright issues. I’d like to stay away from that. I love J.K. Rowling too much to really step on her toes.
Unfortunately, today's jury verdict has blurred the lines between protectable elements of a musical composition and the unprotectable musical style or groove exemplified by Marvin Gaye, although Gaye was the Prince of Soul, he didn't own a copyright to the genre, and Thicke and Williams' homage to the feel of Marvin Gaye is not infringing.
In our day the conventional element in literature is elaborately disguised by a law of copyright pretending that every work of art is an invention distinctive enough to be patented.
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Translations for Copyright
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- حق النشرArabic
- авторско правоBulgarian
- copyright, autorské právoCzech
- hawlfraint, hawlfreintioWelsh
- κατοχυρώνω, [[δικαίωμα, [[πνευματικόςGreek
- aŭtora rajto, aŭtororajto, kopirajtoEsperanto
- derechos de autorSpanish
- tekijänoikeus, suojata tekijänoikeudellaFinnish
- copyright, droit d'auteurFrench
- dlighe-sgrìobhaidhScottish Gaelic
- հեղինակային իրավունքArmenian
- 著作權, 저작권Korean
- gwir-brintya, gwirbryntyansCornish
- AuteursrechtLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- hak ciptaMalay
- auteursrecht, onder auteursrecht plaatsenDutch
- prawo autorskiePolish
- direitos autoraisPortuguese
- авторское правоRussian
- avtorsko zaščititi, avtorske praviceSlovene
- upphovsrättsskydda, copyright, upphovsrätt, upphovsrättsskyddSwedish
- bản quyền, 版權Vietnamese
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