Definition of copyright in English:

copyright

Syllabification: cop·y·right
Pronunciation: /ˈkäpēˌrīt
 
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noun

1The 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
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  • It compels the sharing of that amount between the owner of copyright in the artistic work and the owner of copyright in the literary work.
  • The possession of copyright in published material may also lead to a conclusion of dominance if the relevant market is drawn tightly.
  • In most countries, organisations have been created which control the exercise of copyright in performing and recording rights.
1.1A particular literary, artistic, or musical work that is covered by copyright.

adjective

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Protected by copyright: permission to reproduce photographs and other copyright material
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  • This document is protected by applicable copyright laws and international treaties.
  • Forthcoming EU legislation could criminalise Europeans who circumvent copyright protection.
  • Title and intellectual property rights are protected by the copyright laws and treaties.

verb

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Secure copyright for (material).
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  • It is mainly used to download copyrighted files of music, video, etc.
  • Until now, it was legal in Sweden to download copyrighted movie and music files, but making them available for sharing was unlawful.
  • The four students were forced to say they will not pirate copyrighted music on purpose and will shut down their search services.

Derivatives

copyrightable

adjective

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