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the exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same:he issued a writ for breach of copyright works whose copyrights had lapsed a particular literary, artistic, or musical work that is covered by copyright.
protected by copyright:permission to reproduce photographs and other copyright material
verb [with object]
secure copyright for (material).