- 1The exclusive and assignable legal right, given to the originator for a fixed number of years, to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material: he issued a writ for breach of copyright making an unauthorized copy would infringe copyright [count noun]: works whose copyrights had lapsedMore example sentences
- 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.
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- Protected by copyright: permission to reproduce photographs and other copyright materialMore example sentences
- 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.
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- Secure copyright for (material): (as adjective copyrighted) copyrighted music downloaded illegally from the InternetMore example sentences
- 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.
More definitions of copyrightDefinition of copyright in:
- The US English dictionary