Definitions and meanings of "Copyright"

What do we mean by copyright?

The legal right granted to an author, composer, playwright, publisher, or distributor to exclusive publication, production, sale, or distribution of a literary, musical, dramatic, or artistic work. noun

Of or relating to a copyright. adjective

Protected by copyright. adjective

To secure a copyright for. transitive verb

Exclusive right to multiply and to dispose of copies of an intellectual production (Drone); the right which the law affords for protecting the produce of man's intellectual industry from being made use of by others without adequate recompense to him (Broom and Hadley). noun

To secure a copyright of, as a book or play, by complying with the requirements of the law; enter for copyright.

To secure a copyright on. transitive verb

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. noun

An author's right in his productions as secured by treaty between nations. noun

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. noun

Such an exclusive right as it pertains to one or more specific works. noun

To place under a copyright. verb

To obtain or secure a copyright for some literary or other artistic work. verb

Secure a copyright on a written work verb

A document granting exclusive right to publish and sell literary or musical or artistic work noun

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.

A perfect example of a way to scam people. Urban Dictionary

A claim made by a concept's creator or owner that said concept is theirs and theirs alone. Use of copyright is protected legally, but many people feel that the concept is ethically invalid - leading to the rise of Internet file-sharing. Often cited using a © symbol, followed by a year. Urban Dictionary

Something that doesnt exist in China. Urban Dictionary

A lame excuse to rake in as much cash as one can, while keeping the others at bay Urban Dictionary

An abuse of power regarding who gets the highest share of a royalty; pseudonym for laws designed to consolidate information access, usually in an attempt to disenfranchise those who would need the access the most. Urban Dictionary

Something that's used extensively by corporations to "own" everything. Urban Dictionary

The right to copy. Mistaken by corporate fatasses as a way of preventing the sharing of material, especially material bought by someone else. Urban Dictionary

1. Something that is usually placed on Video Games, Movies, Books, Software, etc. to keep others from stealing their work so that the dickhead creators can make shitloads of money. 2. Slang for cock sucker Urban Dictionary

To claim as one's own. Big corporations normally do it so people don't steal their ideas. Then, as soon as somebody does in the slightest way, they jump on the opportunity and sue their ass for an unreasonable sum of money. Urban Dictionary

Just like "employees must watch hands," this is a group of words that nobody reads. It's just a friendly reminder that the guy who typed what's copywritten will shake his fist at you if he finds out you take credit for his work. Urban Dictionary

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The word "copyright" in example sentences

* % copyright% - Any copyright notice included with the feed. ❋ Alex190 (2010)

* @copyright (c) 20010 Kamahl djchrisnet wrote: I hope you are alive when the copyright begins xD djchrisnet wrote: I hope you are alive when the copyright begins xD ❋ Superj707 (2010)

Bartholomew: the expansion of vicarious liability in copyright is bad and was done in ignorance of its pedigree in tort law. ❋ Rebecca Tushnet (2009)

But the more expanded vicarious liability in copyright is constitutionally problematic. ❋ Rebecca Tushnet (2009)

The British Library conducted the research because the balance in copyright is being undermined in the digital era ❋ Unknown (2008)

Intellectual Property Organization, said the draft may be baffling since so far the term copyright has not been applied to cultural heritage because authors of the work in question are long gone. ❋ Unknown (2007)

Maureen Reid of Boca Raton, Florida asks, "when are America CEOs going to realize that the term copyright to China and India means the right to copy whatever they like." ❋ Unknown (2004)

On the basis of this legal principle, the AAR observed that the term copyright should have the same meaning as understood under the Copyright Act, 1957 ( "CR Act"). ❋ Unknown (2010)

Section 14 of the CR Act defines the term copyright and enlists the various rights attached to such a copyright. ❋ Unknown (2010)

So, if you're a songwriter, any way your song can be worked as a copyright is a good thing. ❋ Mike Ragogna (2010)

Individual authors on the other hand do not all have the time, money or legal power to check whether their copyright is being abused on the internet and then file a lawsuit because of it. ❋ Nathreee (2010)

Bob: Guess what? My epic video of me burning [Justin Bieber's] CD got me a YouTube [strike] because of copyright. Ted: WTF? Seriously? They are such money and [attention seekers]! ❋ Anonymous_Pravda (2012)

"This [essay] is copyright [2003], [Blaine] Capatch." ❋ MarkusRTK (2004)

Will: Hey these new [uptowns] I ordered online are fake. George: Where did u order them from?? Will: [Beijing] George: [Figures]... ❋ Reggaetonist (2004)

yo dude, if you break the copyright law and burn that [cd], [Metalica] will not be able to afford that other [beachhouse] they've always wanted! ❋ Earlgrey (2004)

[The music industry] self-servingly calls for [strong] copyright enforcement. ❋ J. G. (2004)

Fact: [Time Warner] owns a copyright on the song "Happy Birthday" that doesn't [expire] until [2030]. ❋ DrIdiot (2005)

There goes the [RIAA] with its bullshit copyright [laws]. It's trying to say that I don't own all the music [CDs] I bought because it burned the songs onto them. ❋ AYB (2003)

1: (Sean enters a store) Sean: How much does this [Game Boy Advance SP] cost? Retarded Store Guy: $6000 Sean: Ah f--- it. *leaves* (Later...) Sean: [Free Game] Boy Advance [SPs]! Hurry before they're gone! Idiot: What the f-ck!? YOU BROKE THE COPYRIGHT LAW! Sean: Who gives a shit? 2: That dude is such a copyright. ❋ StraightFMan (2004)

Bob: Hey, I should [invent] that... Bill: [No, you] can't, Big [corporation] (c) already took it. ❋ Moejoe (2004)

Jim: You can't take that, it's got a copyright! [Doug]: Just watch me. (copies and [pastes] jim's work!) Jim: Noooo! *shakes fist at Doug!* Doug: My name is Doug! Jim: *[KABOOM]* Doug: that showed him. ❋ NESMonster (2004)

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