The exclusive right to make and dispose of copies of a literary, musical, or artistic work.
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.
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Legal protection of intellectual property through due processes administered by the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress.
The recognition by an appropriate governmental agency of the ownership of something, usually intellectual property. Designs, art, programs, literary works, music, logos, etc can be all copyrighted. Anyone wishing to use the intellectual property in any way will have to pay a fee to the copyright owner.
A legal mechanism for protecting the original form or expression of unique ideas and designs. For example, software, paintings, symbols, presentations, and so forth.
The right to literary property, giving authors, composers, and other creators the sole right to reproduce and distribute their work for a limited period of time.
The legal protection of creative ideas. A writer automatically owns copyright on anything she writes, even without official governmental registration. One exception is works-for-hire, in which the copyright rests with the entity paying for the work. Registering written material with the Writer's Guild of America (WGA) is not the same as copyright, although it does help prove exactly when something was written.
A bundle of exclusive rights granted by law to the creator of an original literary, artistic, or other intellectual work - including songs and sound recordings.
A person's right to prevent others from copying works that he or she has written, authored or otherwise created.
Copyright gives protection to the originator of material to prevent use without express permission or acknowledgment of the originator. See Universal Copyright Convention.
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A form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U.S. Code) to the authors of "original works of authorship," including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works.
The legal right to literary property, granting the owner exclusive right to reproduce and sell copies of the property.
The right of literary property protected by law. The holder of the copyright is invested in the sole right to reproduce, publish, and sell the artistic or literary production. Many countries have expanded the definition of a "literary work" to include computer programs or other electronically stored information.
The legal ownership of ‘intellectual property' such as written, taped, filmed or computerised material. It gives the basis of legal protection to the owner against copying by others.
A form of legal protection for both published and unpublished "original works of authorship" (including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic and certain other intellectual works), so they cannot be reproduced without the copyright holders consent. Under current law, copyright is usually held by an individual or an organization, though efforts are underway to address the issue of copyright protection for community-shared cultural property.
Any creative work is protected by federal copyright law against unauthorized reproduction or imitation. Copyrights may be transferred from creative professional to client as part of the original contract. In many cases, copyrights are granted for use in predetermined applications for a negotiated fee (and, sometimes, specified additional fees). Copyrights reside with the creator unless specifically transferred in writing.
The exclusive right to use and reproduce original creative work eg: books, music, computer programsâ€¢ Civil Courtsâ€¢ Intellectual Property
(2005-06-16) Chris Limb A set of rights for a period of time that protects the particular form, way or manner in which an idea or information (including software) is used. [ further information about copyright
The right to copy or authorize the copying of creative work. Anyone creating original work automatically owns the rights to that work, unless provisions have been made to transfer the copyright.
An artist's exclusive right to reproduce, publish, or sell his or her original work of art.
protects the authors of original works of literature, art, music, films, drawings, photographs and other intellectual works. The copyright protects the form of expression, including reproduction, derivation, distribution, performance and display rights. for the life of the author or artist plus 50 years. The Copyright Act of 1976 acts as the basis for US law; however, copyrights are international.
A group of legal rights granted to the author or creator of written or visual work. All work appearing with the © symbol or the word "copyright" is protected by its creator or his heirs. For more information, contact your attorney.
is a set of rights given to an author or artist to regulate the use of his work, for example the right to make copies of his work, the right to sell copies or to broadcast music. All kinds of artistic, scientific, literary or musical works can be subject to copyright. If you want to reproduce or distribute a work, you must first get the permission, or licence, from the rightholder. There are situations in which you can use the work without permission, for example to make a copy of a CD for private use and for educational purposes.
A legal notice that protects "original works of authorship" both published and unpublished, that are expressed in a tangible form, but not the ideas themselves.
An inscription or mark under a print indicating protection by government acts. The copyright usually includes the date since copyrights are in effect for a specific number of years.
immediate legal ownership of original, creative work used to convey information in a tangible form; does not protect ideas
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The right to control the copying, distributing, performing, displaying, and adapting of works (including paintings, music, books, and movies). The right belongs to the creator, or to persons employing the creator, or to persons who buy the right from the creator.
The exclusive right of an author (or heirs) to produce and reproduce a scholarly, musical or artistic work. The Copyright law applies to any such work you photocopy, and notices detailing restrictions are displayed near copying machines.
Ownership of content (both online and offline).
See our page," Copyright and You" for a discussion of issues affecting sheet-music users.
a means to designate ownership, and protect an author's work. Most publishers will copyright the text in the name of the author so that when the work goes out of print, all rights return to the author and the book can be sold to another publisher.
Is the legal right to exclude others from using resources, and profit from creative labour. Copyright developed to extend limited (12 year) protection to 18th Century authors and publishers from unauthorised copies of their work. Recently copyright has become a blanket tool (currently extended to the life of the author plus 70 years) for turning creativity into property.
The legal ownership with the right to control how a document or image is used.
The rights of an author or publisher etc. to keep control over their work. This means restrictions on the amount of photocopying that can be done from a book or journal.
The exclusive legal right to the publication of artistic work.
Federal statutory protection of the ownership of an original work that has been fixed in a tangible medium of expression.
The exclusive right, granted by law for a stated period, usually until 70 years after the death of the surviving author of the work, to make, dispose of, and otherwise control copies of literary, musical, dramatic, pictorial and other copyrightable works. The exclusive right is set forth in the 1976 Copyright Act Section 106
protects the creator of an original artistic or intellectual work (p. 202)
a law that protects the rights of intellectual property holders to compensation for use of their productions, balanced by users' rights to make "fair use" copies of copyrighted works. For more detailed information as it relates to the Laurier community, see Copyright Regulations.
Copyright stops others from copying work at the commercial expense of the originator. Copyright automatically arises simply by recording the material, for example, in a report or on a company website. The copyrighted author can generally insist on being accredited as the original source, stop the infringement and/or claim monies for either loss of business or commercial damage depending on the seriousness of the breach of copyright.
Provides exclusive ownership to whomever created the master piece. Unless otherwise specified. (Contract)
The legal provision of exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute a work, usually granted to the author, artist or maker of the work.
Legal protection for original works of authorship that are fixed in some tangible way—as in a manuscript. When you sign a contract, you essentially agree to relinquish some or all rights for an agreed-upon price and length of time. Copyright law can be squirrely, but in most instances new works are protected for your lifetime plus fifty years.
Copyright gives the possession rights. It gives someone the exclusive authorship of something made and authored by them and also imposes punishment on those who infringe on this specific right.
A legal right (usually of the author or composer or publisher of a work) to exclusive publication production, sale, distribution of some work
The legal right granted to authors, composers, artists and publishers to protect their thoughts and ideas for exclusive publication, reproduction, sale and distribution of their works. Some of the material on SBA's web site is copyrighted and it will be so stated in the document. If it is not copyrighted we prefer that you link to our information rather than taking it and posting it on your site. Our information changes hourly and daily.
A collection of rights relating to the reproduction, distribution, performance and so forth of original literary, musical, dramatic or artistic works, films, sound recordings, broadcasts and other matter. The copyright owner has the exclusive right to do, or allow others to do, the acts set out in the legislation.
Copyright is a right of intellectual property, whereby authors obtain, for a limited time, certain exclusive rights to their works. In the United States, copyright is exclusively federal law, and derives from the "copyright clause" of the Constitution (Art. 1, sec. 8, cl. 8), which provides Congress with the power "to promote science and the useful arts by securing for limited times to authors...the exclusive right to their . ..writings."
The laws that require compensation for the use of property and information owned by artists, reporters and media producers.
An exclusive right granted by the federal government to the possessor to publish and sell literary, musical, and other artistic materials.
exclusive rights granted to an author or artist, by the government, to protect original intellectual property for a limited time period; identified by the copyright symbol, year created and company with rightful ownership.
A legal right that can be obtained through the government to provide protection for the owner of a creative work.
Legal protection of an author's exclusive right to his or her work for a specified period of time.
Protection of an artists or authors works - giving them exclusive right to publish their works or determine who may have access to their materials
The legal rights that are granted to an author to protect his or her ideas and publications (i.e. book, journal article, video, web site, etc.) from theft or misuse. You must obtain permission from the copyright holder to use copyrighted materials, unless the material will be used for educational purposes and adheres to the fair-use guidelines. See also: Fair-use, Plagiarism, and Public domain. Credibility An important measure of the reliability of the information found in books, journal articles and on the web is how worthy of belief the source is or how credible. To establish credibility it is important to know who produced the information and check their credentials. Is the author an authority or expert in the field? Does the author identify his or her information sources? What is the reputation of the journal or web site that contains this information? It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine that a source is credible. See also: Bias, Currency, and Qualifying sources.
The law that protects an author's original material, usually (in the UK) for 70 years after the author's death.
The protection of a creative work by the law. Only the holder of the copyright can distribute, copy, broadcast and sell the work without express permission. Often bought by filmmakers as a property. After a certain period of time following the copyright owner's death, the work becomes public domain, and is free to all.
The right to publish and sell a work. It is granted to an author, composer, artist, and so forth by a government. The date of copyright usually appears on the VERSO or reverse side of the book's title page. A small "c" preceding a date indicates the book was copyrighted in that year.
protection by statute or by the common law, giving authors and artist exclusive right to publish their works or to determine who may so publish.
An exclusive right to reproduce, publish or broadcast sounds, words or visual images. The owner of a Copyright is entitled to prevent any unauthorised use of the exclusive rights.
Legal protection given to intellectual rights such written and published works in a variety of forms such as books, audio and software.
the legal registration and ownership of the product of a writer, painter, singer, musician, choreographer, photographer or other original creator. The owner of the copyright owns all rights to use the copyrighted material.
A legal notice that protects "original works of authorship" both published and unpublished. However, these works must be in a form accessible to others. You can't copyright ideas. The copyright is automatic and assumed from the moment the work is produced. However, it is easy for works to "slip into the public domain." All that needs to happen is for the author to "publish" without proper copyright notification. Proper notification is a statement on the work that it has been copyrighted by the author and the date of the copyright, i.e. Copyright 2002, Fred Author.
"An exclusive right granted by the federal government to reproduce and sell literary, musical, and other artistic materials and computer programs for a period of the author's life plus 70 years."
An exclusive right to sell, reproduce, or publish a work of literature, music, or art.
an exclusive right which is granted by law for a certain period for the production and distribution of intellectual property; such property includes literary, artistic or musical property and computer software.
Exclusive right to control the making of copies of a work of authorship, such as design plans, granted by federal statute to the author for a limited period of time. See Title 17 USC.
Explicit written permission must be obtained from the copyright owner and provided to us before you publish any copyrighted material on your pages. If you own the copyright to the materials you may post them, but you must contact us prior to uploading so we may make a note of it.
legal protection of ownership of a creative work by the work's artist, writer, or photographer. Provides the copyright owner the exclusive right to authorize reproduction or other uses of the work for a specific period of time.
a type of legal protection for people who express ideas and information in certain forms. The most common forms are: writing, visual images, music and moving images. See Australian Copyright Council guidelines.
Protection granted to the authors and creators of literary, artistic, dramatic and musical works, and sound recordings.
Legal protection for stories, photos or artwork, to discourage unauthorized reproduction.
Legal protection of the author of an original work with intellectual content. It gives the owner of copyright exclusive rights concerning the reproduction, distribution, display or performance of the copyrighted work.
Legal protection of the wishful fantasy Intellectual Property
legally protects the use written material or textile design for 70 years and requires no registration
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?"
a bundle of exclusive rights given to the author of an original, creative work
a bundle of rights, including the exclusive right to distribute, sell, duplicate, publicly perform, and create derivative works from the work
a bundle of rights that exists in works that are creative or artistic, such as literary works, movies, musical works, sound recordings, paintings, photographs, choreography, software and industrial designs
a "bundle of rights" which provides the owner with exclusive rights to exploit their artwork, i
a "bu ndle of rights" which provides the owner with exclusive rights to exploit their fashion drawings, i
a collection of exclusive rights initially owned by the creator of an original work (an image, text, song, design, etc
a collection of exclusive rights owned by the creator that controls the use of creative works
a common law right of authors, artists, etc
a constitutionally granted protection for original artistic or literary works that have been fixed on a tangible medium
a designation granted by a government that provides the author of a creative work (e
a federally granted right to protect the owner of original works of authorship from unauthorized copying or performance
a federally-granted right which protects an author's particular expression of an idea
a federal protection against the unauthorized use of one's artwork, music, photography, written works, and other intellectual property
a federal protection granting authors exclusive rights over their literary works, graphs, pictures, sculptures, architectural works, computer programs, sound recordings, dramatic works, videos, films, and other creative works
a form of intangible property that provides protection for the creative expression of ideas
a form of intellectual protection that is
a form of ownership of certain property, in these cases, written material
a form of protection for original published and unpublished works of authorship in areas such as literary, music, dramatic, etc
a form of protection granted by governments to authors of original works, including literary, musical, dramatic or artistic works, films, sound recordings, broadcasts, and other matters, whether published or unpublished
a form of security provided by the United States that protects the authorship of certain original works from use without authorized permission
a government created monopoly
a government-granted monopoly, not a property right
a grant by the United States of exclusive rights over the writings of an author, including software
a grant of exclusive use for a period of time
a grant of specific rights exclusively to the author of a work
a legal device that allows the creator of a work of art, literature, a work that conveys information, or a work that conveys ideas to remain in control of how the work is used
a legal device that gives him or the right to control that reproduction after the disclosure or revealing
a legal device that protects the music itself -- not the paper on which it is printed nor the recording on which it is performed
a legal device that provides the creator of a work of art or literature,or a work that conveys information or ideas, the right to control how the work isused
a legal mechanism that provides a creator of works of art and literature the right to control how his or her work of art or literature is disseminated
a legal notice, but does not have to be applied for like a patent
a legal property comprised by a set of exclusive rights and privileges granted by law to the creators of artistic works
a legal protection afforded to an author of a creative work
a legal protection given to the author of a work
a legal protection provided by the law of the United States (and other countries) designed to punish those who reproduce (i
a legal right that covers published and unpublished literary, scientific and artistic works, whatever the form of expression, provided that the works are fixed in
a legal tool that provides the creator of a work of authorship the right to control how the work is used, including the exclusive right to reproduce, distribute, adapt, display, and perform the work
a limited monopoly granted by the government to an artist
a means for a creator to establish ownership over a given "work" when created for the first time in tangible form
a monopoly granted by the federal statute
a monopoly on making copies of a work, so call it a copy monopoly
a monopoly that gives the owner the right to prevent others from unauthorized use of an original work of authorship by duplication, preparation of derivative works, distribution, or public performance
an author's protection against others copying or stealing his or her music
an author's right to prohibit others from copying the author's intellectual invention
an automatic grant by the U
an exclusive right given to an author of an
an exclusive right given to an author that allows him/her to prevent others from making copies of his/her work
an exclusive right granted to an author of a literary, musical, audiovisual or artistic work, giving the author the sole right to reproduce and distribute that work
an exclusive right to make or distribute copies, by any means, of original written and artistic materials
an exclusive right to reproduce and prepare derivative works of an original work of authorship
an exclusive right to reproduce a "work of authorship," to prepare derivative works, to distribute copies of the work, to perform the work, and to publicly display the work
an exclusive set of legal rights afforded to an original work of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression
an intangible property right in original material created by an author
an intangible right granted by statute to the author or originator of certain literary or artistic creations
an intangible right granted by STATUTE to the originator of certain literary or artistic productions, including authors, artists, musicians, composers, and publishers, among others
an originally authored work
a number of rights in an original work of authorship, and it arises simply from the creation of the work
an unregistered right
a personal property right, and it is subject to the various state laws and regulations that govern the ownership, inheritance, or transfer of personal property as well as terms of contracts or conduct of business
a property right attached to an original work
a property right for an original work of authorship and is recognized in most countries of the world
a protection granted to authors of certain types of original works
a right against the world
a right granted by a government to the author or creator of a literary or artistic work
a right granted by the government to an author for a literary or artistic work
a right granted by the government to protect the works of an author, artist, programmer, choreographer, artist, photographer and so on
a right of intellectual property granted to authors whereby they obtain, for a limited time, certain exclusive rights to their works
a right to own and exploit your work
a right to reproduce artistic work in general
a set of exclusive rights granted by government for a limited period of time to protect the particular form, way or manner in which an idea or information is expressed
a set of exclusive rights that authors have over their own work for a limited period of time
a set of granted by government for a limited time to regulate the use of a particular form, way or manner in which an idea or information is expressed
a set of rights granted by the federal government to the creators of literary, musical, dramatic, choreographic, pictorial, graphic, sculptural, and audio-visual works and sound recordings
a statutory right that gives the owner of original artistic works the exclusive right to publish and reproduce the work, and prepare other works from the original work
a type of intellectual property, that is, an attachment of intangible rights occurs when certain rules are followed
a valuable piece of property worth securing and protecting
a very strong legal arguement
a way of restricting the rights of others to use a given work
Copyright laws protect intellectual property from misuse by other individuals. Ideas and information in print or electronic form are the property of the person who created them. You must obtain permission to use copyrighted material. You may use copyrighted materials for educational purposes if you adhere to the fair-use guidelines. For more information refer to the Copyright page.
a federally protected right granted to authors (see above) to reproduce and/or distribute a work. This right may be sold or transferred to others, i.e. a publisher.
Copies of a work may only be made if the creator has given their permission. This is called copyright and there are restrictions to which libraries must adhere. Please see the copyright pages for more information.
The exclusive right, granted by law for a specific number of years, to control the reproduction and sale of a literary or artistic work.
An exclusive right to copy an original work. Copyright only permits certain individuals the right to reproduce an original work.
A government-sanctioned exclusive right granted to the inventor of a good, service, or productive process to produce, use, and sell the invention for a given number of years. (p. 199)
the term given to an author's legal right of ownership of a piece of text, image, website, video or music. Copyrighted material may not be used by anyone other than the copyright holder without their express permission and often the payment of a fee.
Exclusive rights to a work, including the sole right to publish, produce, reproduce, translate, communicate to the public by telecommunication and, in some cases, rent a work. It also includes the right to perform a work in public, and under certain conditions, to exhibit in public an artistic work.
Protection for artistic, dramatic, musical or literary works (including computer programs), and three other subject-matter known as: performances, sound recordings and communication signals. Declaration Formal statement that you are the proprietor (see definition) of the design and that, to your knowledge, no one else was using the design when you created it.
legal protection for literary, artistic, dramatic, or musical works, computer programs, performer's performances, sound recordings and communication signals
Perhaps the most important term in the writer's vocabulary. A copyright is your right of ownership of anything you write. By US and international law, anything you write is copyrighted the instant you put it on paper. You can formally copyright your work with the US Copyright, but this isn't strictly necessary.
A bundle of exclusive rights conferred by agovernmenton the creator of original literary or artistic works such asbooks, articles, drawings, photographs, musical compositions,recordings, films, and computer programs. International inscope, copyright grants the creator reproduction, derivation,distribution, performance, and display rights. The BerneConvention mandates that the period of copyright protection coverthe life of the author plus 50 years. Current U.S. copyright lawis based on the Copyright Act of 1976 and its amendments.
The legal protection against copying given to original works, which may be in printed or photographically or electronically stored words, music, visual arts, and performing arts.
The right to copy or duplicate material such as images, music, and written works. Only the owners of the information can grant this right. Regardless of whether information on the Internet or a Web page is accompanied by a statement asserting copyright, it is still protected by the copyright laws of the United States, the Universal Copyright Convention, and the Berne Union.
The ownership by an author of his or her work. Copyright laws recognize the author's right of ownership of anything that the author writes immediately upon its creation.
The exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, and sell written intellectual property.
The legal right granted to exclusively publish, distribute, sell and produce an artistic work, granted to an author, playwright, composer or publisher.
The legal protection of something which stops others using it or copying it.
The legal protection that the people who create pictures, music etc. have that stops others using their stuff without permission
A copyright offers the owner of original work that can be printed, recorded or "fixed" in any manner the sole right to reproduce and distribute the work, to display or perform it and to authorize other to do so., during the author's lifetime and for fifty years thereafter.
legally, this is the ownership of a song. This ownership, among other things, allows you the right to record, distribute, and perform the song. A writer may assign his/her copyrights to a music publisher to allow them to issue licenses and collect royalties on his/her behalf.
Legal date when the right to reproduce and sell a work was registered.
Exclusive right granted by a government to publis a work for a specified number of years. This acts as a protection against others copying the work.
gives owners of original material certain exclusive rights relating to the reproduction, use and modification or adaption of their work.
The exclusive, legally-secured right to, among other things, reproduce and distribute works of original expression. Expression is your own unique way of expressing an idea, telling a story, or creating a work of art. Under copyright law, creators hold copyright in a book or other literary work from the moment they put the words down on paper, into a computer file, or into some other tangible medium. Copyright protection in works created after January 1, 1978 generally lasts until 70 years after the death of the creator. Copyright in works created by businesses or before 1978 can last for 95 years from publication. After a work is no longer protected, it falls into the public domain.
Exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, and sell literary, artistic or musical work. Note: Present law states the author or artist owns the copyright to his or her work upon its creation unless the "work was made for hire" (owned by the employer) or until payment of an advance by a publishing house (unless stated otherwise in the contract).
The right vested by law in the author of a work and his/her heirs or assignees to publish or reproduce the work or to authorize publication or reproduction of a work.
A legal term referring to protection granted an individual or organization against the use of an original work without expressed consent.
Protection available to the owner of a manuscript, piece of art, or publication, preventing others from making unfair use of it or profiting from it at the expense of the owner.
The legal right to sell, publish, or distribute an original artistic or literary work; is held by the creator of a work as soon as it exists in physical form.
The exclusive right granted by common law or the federal government to publish and reproduce copies of writings and drawings.
the right of an individual or corporation to receive credit for, and benefit from, published works.
The legal provision of exclusive rights to reproduce or distribute a published work.
The exclusive right to produce, publish and sell written or musical works.
Protection/listing from the US Library of Congress that gives protection against literary piracy. Go to http://www.copyright.gov.
The legal proprietary right to reproduce, have reproduce, publish, and sell copies of literary, musical, and other artistic works.
Copyright is a nearly exclusive right of an author to control the distribution and reproduction of his/her original works (see "Fair Use" below). Copyright exists the moment a work is first fixed in some tangible, perceptible form. Copyright protects the expression of an idea, NOT the idea itself
Legal right, which the creator of an original work has, to only allow copying of the work with permission and sometimes on payment of royalties or copyright fee.
The exclusive legal rights to reproduce, publish, and sell things produced by the person who owns the copyright.
Ownership of intellectual property such as printed matter, protected by law. The right to copy, repurpose or publish content of the copyrighted medium.
An intellectual property right that gives authors or creators of certain kinds of works (e.g. literary, artistic, musical) the right to control the ways their material can be used. These rights start as soon as the material is recorded in writing or other tangible form. The rights covered are: copying, adapting, distributing, communicating to the public by electronic transmission, renting or lending copies to the public; and performing in public. In many cases, the author will also have the right to be identified on their works and to object if their work is distorted or mutilated.
the exclusive right, created by law, to make copies of, or otherwise control, a literary, musical, dramatic or artistic work for a certain number of years. Copyright is included in the all-embracing term 'intellectual property', which extends to industrial property providing protection to patents, inventions, trademarks and industrial designs. (p. 245)
The legal provision of exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute a book, article, music, or other work.
a legal provision that protects authors from the unauthorized use, publication, or sale, of their works and ideas.
Copyright is an exclusive right granted by a government to “authors” to copy, adapt, distribute, rent, publicly display, their works of authorship, such as literary works, databases, musical works, sound recordings, photographs and other still images, motion pictures, and other audiovisual expressions.
Copyright is protection for the expression of an idea. The important difference between copyright and patent is the concept of function: the thing being protected must be useful in order to be patented.
The legal ownership that protects literary, music, or artistic work. Contributed by: MarcommWise Staff
A right granted by the federal government or by international agreement giving the owner the exclusive privilege to publish and sell musical, literary, or artistic work during the life of the creator plus 50 years .
legal rights of an author, creator, or artist that controls the reproduction, sale, publishing, exhibition, and other uses of his or her work
Legal protection against the unauthorized copying of an artist's work.
Complete right, given by law for a certain number of years, to the author or designer to print, publish or sell copies of the original work.
The rights granted to the owner of software by the Copyright Act. End User License Agreement (EULA) is often used in place of the term "Software License". See that definition.
Can be allowed for an original work of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression; protects the expression but not the idea of the expression or the facts contained in it. Duration of rights depends on when work was first created or published.
The right of an author to control the use of their original work. Copyright is broadly controlled by international agreement, but there are substantial differences between countries. Costing For each book that we publish, we need to assess the actual cost to physically produce that book. Our production department provides a detailed costing, which take into account the cost of typesetting, paper, cover artwork, redrawing illustrations, permissions fees for reuse of text and mages, as well as copy-editing and proof-reading.
The group term for the rights connected to the publication and dissemination of original works. Different rights apply according to the nature of the work, which could be literary, artistic or communicative (the latter covers web publication and broadcasating). The rights include reproduction (copying), publication, performance, broadcasating or communicating to the public and adaptation. Moral rights flow alongside the copyright. An author's permission is needed to use these rights.
Copyright is a legal term describing rights given to creators for their literary and artistic works. The kinds of works covered by copyright include: literary works such as novels, poems, plays, reference works, newspapers and computer programs; databases; films, musical compositions, and choreography; artistic works such as paintings, drawings, photographs and sculpture; architecture; and advertisements, maps and technical drawings.
exclusive intellectual property right granted to "authors" under the U.S. Copyright Act. It provides exclusive rights for their works of authorship, including the rights to reproduce (copy), create derivative works, distribute, publicly perform, and publicly display. Works covered by copyright include: literary, dramatic, choreographic and musical works; databases; photographs and other graphic images; and motion pictures, sound recordings, and other audiovisual works.
Laws which protect an individual's published work(s) so it cannot be misused by others. More ... about copyright ...
An intangible, incorporeal right granted by statute to an author or originator of certain literary or artistic productions, where he/she is invested, for a limited period, with the sole and exclusive privilege of multiplying copies of the same and publishing and selling them. Works of authorship include literary, musical or dramatic works, works of art, motion pictures or video tapes, audio recordings or computer programs.
An intellectual property right that registers your right to certain work, such as written works such as a play or book, or photographs, etc.
Exclusive rights of authors and artists to duplicate, publish, and sell their material, protecting any tangible form of expression. 2.23, 11.36, 12.14
Protection placed upon any original and creative expression that is in a fixed and tangible form, e.g. books, music, films etc.
The exclusive right, granted by law, of the creator of a work (or his/her assignees or employers) to make or dispose of copies and otherwise to control the use of a literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, or other work. The Copyright Act in Canada is not concerned with ideas or the originality of ideas; it is the language or the expression of the idea which is the subject matter of copyright.
The legal ownership of intellectual property. To protect against infringement, a work should be submitted to and registered with the Register of Copyrights, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20559.
The exclusive legal right to publish, reproduce, and sell a literary or artistic work for a specific number of years.
in the UK the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act of 1988 protects an author's rights. The university has a license which allows some copying. Details of what is allowed are displayed by library photocopiers.
ability to exclude others for a limited period of time from using original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression which can be perceived, reproduced or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine or device (typically used for texts, software and visual and audio materials).
Protection of written and artistic intellectual property and software.
Provides creators of original works with legal protection and the right to benefit from their works from the moment of creation. (Unit 8 Giving Credit Where Credit is Due)
The exclusive legal rights to copy, publish and sell materials, such as an ad. Also, the mark that indicates a work is so protected.
The legal right granted to a designer or photographer to exclusive publication, production, sale, or distribution of artistic work.
Legal ownership of something, such as text in an article and an image on a Web page.
The exclusive right to publish a material for a specified number of years (in the UK, usually 50 years after the death of the author).
Copyright protects the expression of an idea once an original work of authorship is fixed in a tangible medium of expression. A copyright protects the exclusive right of the author or creator of a literary or artistic property (such as a book, movie or musical composition) to print, copy, sell, license, distribute, transform to another medium, translate, record or perform or otherwise use (or not use) and to give it to another by will. As soon as a work is created and is fixed in a tangible form (such as writing or taping) the work automatically has federal copyright protection.
A "copyright" protects the originality or artistic content of a book, music, painting, photograph, screen play, etc. Click HERE for more information about a copyright.
A form of legal protection for authors of original works that include the literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, filmed and other intellectual products. Publication is NOT essential for copyright protection, nor is the well known encircled. The owner of the copyrighted work has the exclusive right to do and give others permission use their work. To learn more about copyright go to Copyright guidelines. F - I
Exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish or sell literary or artistic work. All that is required to create a copyright is to print the word copyright and or the symbol ©, the year and your name.
The exclusive right to copy a creative work, or allow someone else to do so. It includes the sole right to publish, produce or reproduce, to perform in public, to communicate a work to the public by telecommunication, to translate a work and, in some cases, to rent the work.
Many Web pages on the Internet will be protected by copyright. Only the owner of the copyright, usually the creator of the piece, is allowed to produce or reproduce the work or to allow anyone else to do so. Always check copyright information before you use images, written material or other resources on the Web in your course work.
Legal protection for the creator of original creative works (inc. photographs) giving the artist the right to allow, limit, and/or profit from the copying and distribution of their creative labors. See our copyright section for more details about copyright laws and Infinity's policies relating to copyright.
The exclusive right of an artist or other entity, such as a publisher, to use an artistic work. Copyrighted works are usually marked with the © symbol, the year, and the copyright holder.
Legal protection of a work giving the holder of the copyright the exclusive right to reproduce or authorize others to reproduce all or part of the work--essentially, ownership of the work.
The exclusive legal right granted to an author, editor, composer, playwright, publisher, or distributor to publish, produce, sell, or distribute a literary, musical, dramatic, or artistic work, with certain limitations.
Copyright protects the original expression of ideas, not the ideas themselves. It comes into existence automatically and gives you the right to control and exploit the copying of your original works of art, literature, music, films, broadcasts and computer programs.
A copyright protects against only actual copying; therefore, another person can claim rights to identical expression so long as it was not copied. Theoretically, two people working without knowledge of each other could paint the same picture, write the same software, or take the same photograph. Each could copyright their creative work. The concept of copyright "expression" does not include individual words, names or titles. The duration of a copyright currently is the life of the author/artist plus seventy years or a fixed period for anonymous or corporate authors. Almost every game is copyrighted.
Copyright is an intellectual property right automatically and immediately granted to the creator of an original work giving economic rights of control over copying, adapting, displaying, distributing, performing, etc. the created work. So, if you created a work and did not copy it (or some portion of it) from someone else, you own the rights to it. Visit the United States Copyright Office for more information.
Provides protection for literary, artistic, dramatic or musical works (including computer programs), and three other subject matter known as: performer's performance, sound recording and communication signal.
an economic right subsisting in a work.
Ownership of creative work by the writer, photographer, or artist who made it.
Copyright is the ownership of an intellectual property within the limits prescribed by a particular nation's or international law.
An exclusive right that has been granted by law to a particular creative product
A form of intellectual property that grants authors and artists the exclusive right to the reproduction, derivation, distribution, performance, and display of their original works, including literary, artistic, dramatic and musical works and computer programs.(DE:Urheberrecht, FR:Droit d'auteur, IT:Diritto d'autore (Copyright))
Protection of one's published material. Copyrighted information cannot be distributed or copied without the owners prior permission.
Copyright protects the original expression of ideas, not the ideas themselves. It is free and automatically safeguards your original works of art, literature, music, films, broadcasts and computer programs from copying and certain other uses.
the privilege granted by a government to an author, composer, artist, etc. to publish and sell their own original work.
The right of a creator of a work to control its copying and dissemination.
Copyright is literally what is says; the right to copy. If you own copyrights to your work, only you can reproduce it and sell it, and only you can give someone else the right to reproduce it and sell it. Your copyrights begin as soon as you put your material in tangible form, so when you write your book, it automatically is copyright protected, even before you send it to a printer or publisher. You own exclusive rights to your work until you choose to give up those rights, or those rights expire according to copyright law (your life span plus 70 years, by current law).
The right to copy materials... or not to copy materials
The legal protection of afforded the owner of a creative work that gives him the right to do with it as he see fit and to prevent others from usingor copying it. Copywriting The process of writing the main text of the message.
The legal provision of exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute a work. Copyright is guaranteed by federal law and grants the author, composer, or artist creating a work rights to its reproduction; preparation of derivative works; distribution to the public by sale, rental, lease, or lending; public performance; and public display.
A property right whereby the owner of the copyright in any work may undertake, or authorise other persons in relation to that work to undertake, certain acts in the State referred to as acts restricted by copyright. Close
The intrinsic ownership by an author of his or her works. Copyright law recognizes that the creator of a work owns it automatically and immediately upon its creation.
Legal way to protect ownership of a creative work by the artist, writer, or photographer who made it. Provides the copyright owner the exclusive right to authorize reproduction or other uses of the work for a specific period of time.
The federal laws that protect the intellectual property of authors, artists, musicians and others. For more information on library related copyright issues see UIS Copyright & Fair Use Policy.
Is the right of ownership in literary, artistic and musical works as well as computer programmes, sound recordings, and other original works.
The exclusive legal right to sell, reproduce, or publish a literary, musical, or artistic work. Corporation For income tax purposes, this term includes associations, trusts that have a majority of corporate characteristics, joint stock companies, and insurance companies.
Copyright protects the original expression of ideas, not the ideas themselves. It does not require registration in Australia and automatically applies to original writing, works of art, plays, music, film, television and radio broadcasts, and computer programs. The owner of the copyright in a work generally has the right to publish, reproduce, communicate (e.g. broadcast, email, publish online) and adapt it, and to perform it in public. It also provides public interest exceptions to allow reasonable access to such material (e.g. for research and study).
Copyright protects literary, dramatic and musical works, amongst others, from being copied without the permission of the owner. Copyright automatically subsists in a work as soon as it has been expressed in a tangible format. For a more detailed explanation of Copyright please see the Barker Brettell Guide to Intellectual Property Rights.
a state monopoly granted to protect artistic, musical and literary works.
Is the legal right to exclude others from using resources and profit from creative labour. Copyright was developed in the 18th century to give limited protection to authors and publishers from unauthorised copying of a given work. Recently copyright has become a blanket tool (currently extended to the life of the author plus 70 years) for turning creativity into property.
Legal protection provided to authors and/or publishers against unauthorised copying of their work.
Body of United States federal laws and international laws that protect original and creative expression that is in a fixed and tangible form.
A legal device that provides the owner the right to control how a creative work is used.
The right to reproduce, distribute, and sell original intellectual property that may or may not be patentable; e.g., literary works, music, software, motion pictures, videotapes, etc. This right can be simply asserted by the author or originator by affixing to the work the inscription of the circled letter "c", followed by the year and the originators last name. If the work was developed over a period of years, there may be multiple years listed. However, such materials developed by a government employee while performing his/her official duties are not copyrightable by anyone (See Section XV).
The legal protection given to copyright owners (e.g., authors, artists) which protects them against unauthorised copying of their work.
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.
The right granted by law to an author, composer, playwright, publisher, or distributor, to exclusive publication, production, sale, distribution or a literary, musical, dramatic, or artistic work. In the United States, this right extends for a period of 28 years, with the privilege of being renewed for an additional 28 years.
copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works.
The exclusive legal rights granted by a government to an author, editor, compiler, composer, playwright, publisher, or distributor to publish, produce, sell, or distribute copies of a work, within certain limitations; on the strength of the copyright system, a user is entitled to make a copy of an author's work, by complying with the monetary obligations.
a set of rights granted to an author under the national law on copyright.
the exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish or sell media.
Usually appears on the verso of the title page of a book and states that the book's contents are the property of the author or publisher.
Legal rights that an author has over his/her work for a set period of time.
The legal ownership of a creative work.
The right of copyright gives protection to the originator of material to prevent use without express permission or acknowledgement of the originator.
Berne Convention Copyright. The laws vary from country to country, but the Berne Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Property (Berne Convention) is an international copyright treaty signed by almost 100 countries. Under the Berne Convention, copyright is protected during the life of the author and for 75 years after his/her death. Copyright gives authors, artists, etc. the right to exclude others from using their works. Copyright protects original works of expression, which include: architectural work dramatic, including accompanying music literary work motion pictures and other audiovisual pantomimes and choreographic pictorial, graphic and sculptural work sound recordings
This protects an author's work from being directly copied by another.
The exclusive privilege of publishing and selling a work granted by a government to an author, composer, artist, or their legally designated agent.
A set of laws, originally designed to protect publishing monopolies, which give those who purchase or otherwise obtain a license from authors to have rights over their work's publication.
vs. copy wrong
A legal right to exclude others from copying your work. Your Copyright work is protected in the UK under the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988. Copyright law can present complex ownership and licencing issues. Return to the top
a law that protects original works of art, literature, music, films, sound recording, broadcasts and computer programs from copying and certain other uses.
The copyright act of 1976 is intended to "promote the progress of science and the useful arts" by protecting the creator's right to all profits. Copyright protection is limited to the life of the author plus 50 years (to provide for heirs: think Elvis and Lisa Marie). Copyright is thought to provide an incentive to create.
The legal protection given to authors which protects them against unauthorised copying of their work. Information about what you are legally entitled to copy is posted up next to the photocopying machines on Level 3.
a type of intellectual property protection that protects the manner in which an idea is expressed.
the exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, and sell the matter and form (as a literary, musical, or artistic work) Merriam-Webster Dictionary http://www.m-w.com
Copyright shows author ownership.
A form of protection provided by the laws of the United States to the authors of "original works of authorship," including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works. Copyright protection is available for all unpublished works, regardless of the nationality or domicile of the author.
The right to own and sell intellectual property, such as software, source code, or documentation. Ownership must be stated on the CD-ROM and insert text, whether the copyright is owned by SunSoft, or by another party. Copyright ownership is also acknowledged in SunSoft documentation.
The right of the creator of an original work, such as recorded music, television shows, movies, and audio books, to protect that work from unauthorized copying.
a legal protection of an author's tangible work from unauthorized reproduction. Copyrightable materials are usually of an artistic, scholarly, instructional, or entertainment nature. See SIUC's Intellectual Property Policy.
Copyright (and not "copywrite" as some people mistakenly call it) is a system of protection for literary or artistic "works." Copyright gives the author of a work a set of exclusive rights, such as the right to make copies, or derivative works. (Compare with Public Domain). See also Copyright for Software
the exclusive right to reproduce and sell a work. The date an item was copyrighted is usually found with other publication information at the front of a book.
The legal protection granted to authors, composers, and others to allow them to control the reproduction and distribution of their works. Almost all books, articles, and other library materials are copyrighted. Generally speaking, it is legal for you to make one copy of an article, or a portion of a book or other item, for your personal research use. However, you should not make more than one copy, or create computerized versions of them without permission from the copyright holder. If you have questions about copyright, ask a librarian for help.
If you are downloading any resource, whether it is a text document, image, sound, video or software, you need to ensure that you have permission to do so, particularly if you intend to use it elsewhere.
Legal right of authors, and other owners of intellectual property, to control the use of their written or artistic work.
Copyright is a form of protection for published and unpublished literary, scientific and artistic works that have been fixed in a tangible or material form.
An intellectual property right, copyright is the ownership of words or other things that can be written down or portrayed graphically.
the exclusive legal right to publish, perform, display, or distribute an original work.
Legal document that the item's contents are the property of the author or publisher usually appears on the verso of the title page of a book
Copyrights protect an author's particular way or form of expression. They do not protect ideas, systems or factual information conveyed in the work
a creator's right to sell or copy written materials and artistic works for the creator's lifetime plus fifty years. Books and photographs are among item copyrighted.
The bundle of rights and privileges guaranteed to the legal author of a work, or holder of the copyright, under the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. ' 101 et seq., which belong to the author or holder unless bargained, sold or given away. A transfer of copyright must be in writing. [See Work for Hire.] The bundle of rights includes the right to reproduce the work, the right to create derivative works such as a film adaptation, the right to distribute copies of the work and the right to perform or display the work publicly.
the right of an author, artist, publisher etc. to retain ownership of works and to produce or contract others to produce copies. In 1996, the full term of copyright was extended throughout the European Union to 70 years (previously 50 years in the UK) from the end of the year in which the author died.
The exclusive right to reproduce, publish and sell printed materials, musical work, and art.
The legal overall right granted to an author or publisher for ownership of a written work. Under this ownership comes a number of specific rights, including the exclusive rights to print, sell, distribute, or translate a work. Putting a copyright notation on your work reminds others that it is your creation.
Federal legislation and rules governing ownership of materials, and rights to reproduce them legally. See www.librarylaw.com
Right to literary property, giving authors, composers and other creators sole control over how that property is used.
A set of exclusive rights awarded to a copyright holder for an original and creative work of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright is a limited statutory monopoly that gives a copyright holder the sole right to market a work for a limited period of time. Copyright also includes exemptions that permit a user of the copyright-protected work the right to exercise an exclusive right without authorization or royalty payment under certain conditions.
The rights to make copies of and/or use material including computer programs. This is normally purchased from companies and is often referred to as licensing.
Protects work of human authorship (including software, brochures, points of view); copyrights cover the manner in which the ideas are expressed, not the ideas themselves.
The legal right to control all uses of an original work (such as a book, play, movie, or piece of music).
The exclusive right to reproduce, publish, broadcast or adapt a work.
the author's legal right to ownership of the work under federal copyright laws.
Quite literally, the right to control the making of copies of a work. A work is something created as a result of some effort (in English law, by the sweat of the brow). This can be a book, a play, a database, a computer program, a still or moving image, a film, a song, music and similar works. It may not be a mathematical equation. Copyright is one example of IPR control. Copyright grants the owner of a work the right to control the copying of that work, and to license such copying, and to have that right for a fixed period of time, now between 50 and 120 years after the death of the last creator.
The exclusive legal right granted by a government to an author, editor, publisher etc. to publish produce, sell, or distribute copies of a work. The Copyright Law protects these rights. The Universities and Institutes of Technology have agreed and signed licence agreements with the Irish Copyright Licensing Authority to cover copying by staff and students for academic purposes. The full text of the licence is available on the Secretary's Office Intranet at: http://secretary.ucc.ie/copyright/master.asp
The legal rights to a work - may include: photographs, manuscripts, music, art works, and computer programs.
Literally, the right to create and distribute copies of a creative work. Under copyright law, you hold copyright in a work from the moment you create it.
A legal status that offers protection to authors, artist, musicians, and others to help encourage them in their creative endeavors. It does this by limiting what others may do with the works they have already completed and make available.
the legal right of ownership to the work produced in books, music, plays, movies, graphics/pictures and computer software. A copyrighted work cannot be copied without the permission from the owner of the copyright (author, writer or publisher). Originally, copyright meant simply "the right to make copies of a given work." Black's Law Dictionary (8th ed. 20 04)
Exclusive privileges of publishing and selling a work granted by a government to an author, composer, artist, publisher, etc. Copyright is a right of intellectual property whereby authors obtain, for a limited time, certain exclusive rights to their works. Libraries have a special interest in fair use of copyrighted material.
Copyright is the legal ownership of any intellectual property such as software. Copyright laws retain an author's exclusive right to use, distribute, and reproduce their original works. A piece of software protected by copyright means that its use is controlled or restricted by a copyright law. Permission to use copyright software must be granted by the authors of such.
Legal privilege granted to an author, composer, etc. for exclusive rights of publication and distribution of a work.
Legal right granted to author of documents for exclusive publication and sale, including electronic documents.
exclusive rights granted to authors under the U.S. Copyright Act to reproduce, adapt (e.g., make derivative works), distribute and publicly perform or display their works of authorship, such as literary works, databases, musical works, sound recordings, photographs and other still images and motion pictures and other audiovisual works.
an exclusive statutory right of those such as authors, publishers, composers, etc. to control the publication/ dispositions of their works of art, literature, music, films, pictures, etc., which is protected by the Copyright Act of Canada. Under the Geneva Convention of 1952 to which Canada became a party in 1962, international copyright is obtained without any formalities by placing on the work the symbol ©, identifying the name of the copyright holder in the year of the first publication.
"the exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, and sell the matter and form (as of a literary, musical, or artistic work)" - from Merriam-Webster Online.
a federal law that protects an author's work from being stolen.
The guaranteed legal right of the creator or originator (and heirs or assignees) of a written work or creative work to publish or duplicate the work or conditionally allow others to publish or duplicate it.
Allows the creator of a creative work (such as a book, song, or computer program) to determine who can make copies of the work and how those copies can be made.
Legal ownership documents of words and music to a song
Copyright is an exclusive right to reproduce or publish a certain thing and thus entitle others from any unauthorized use of such matter
The protection given to the author of an original piece, including "literary, dramatic, musical, artistic and certain other intellectual works," whether the work has been published or not.
a monopoly given to an author for their lifetime plus 50 years
An author's exclusive right of property for his works.
A set of specific rights to content use, manipulation, and distribution that the law grants content creators, leaving all other rights to the public. A copyright is an intellectual property protection granted to literary, musical and artistic works, including drawings, poems, films, written publications, and software.
The granting of exclusive right (or the right to authorize others) to reproduce the work in copies, prepare derivative works, distribute copies by sale or rental, and display or perform the work publicly.
A copyright protects an artistic or literary work.
Proof of ownership of an artistic property that comes with registering your script through the United States Register of Copyrights.
The right to retain or sell the rights to an artistic work, usually held by the creator of the work.
An intellectual property right subsisting in an original literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work (or other subject matter), and which protects against the unauthorised reproduction or other acts in relation to the whole, or a substantial part of, the work.
The legal right of creative artists or publishers to control the use and reproduction of their original works. Permission from a copyright owner is required before you use copyrighted material.
one of four types of intellectual property protected by federal law in the U.S. giving copyright owners the exclusive right to duplication (reproduction), distribution, derivation, display, and public performance (directly, digitally or by telecommunications). Many other countries also have copyright laws. See Copyright for Higher Education for more information
a form of protection that applies to all original literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic work. Page 265
designates ownership of the book. Most publishers will copyright the text in the name of the author, meaning that when the work goes out of print all rights revert back to the author and the book can be sold to another publisher.
An intellectual property right that protects the manner in which an idea is expressed and not the idea itself.
The exclusive right of a person to use, and to license others to use, an intellectual property such as a book, pamphlet, or other published material.
Exclusive rights to reproduce, sell and distribute a work, prepare derivative works and display the work publicly.
Owner of an audio-visual, literary, dramatic, musical, pantomime, or pictorial works have the exclusive right to determine who can display or perform the work and if that right can be utilized by an institution such as an educational entity.
The exclusive rights to, and control of, the reproduction, sales, copying or distribution of creative works of art. music, literature or coded programs for computing.
Legal protection granted to the originator of a work. In the context of franchising, aspects of corporate identity, trademarks, systems, manuals and marketing materials can be protected by copyright, subject to certain conditions being in place.
A statement of legal control over a document (usually the author) such that anyone seeking to reproduce said document must first obtain permission of the copyright holder.
A copyright is one of the three major types of intellectual property protection-the legally secured right to publish, reproduce, display, perform and distribute a work of art. In this case, copyright law protects the unauthorized copying of music without the permission of the artist.
a property right in an original work that gives the holder of that right the exclusive right to control the reproduction, distribution, and other use of the original work, including the right to make new works derived from the original work. The Copyright Act is the body of law that grants such rights. (For more information go to http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ1.cfm)
Exclusive right granted to the originator of a piece of work to make copies of that work and to sell or distribute them. This is a legal right that is granted in law and cannot be obtained by ownership or endeavor.
A form of intellectual property consisting of an exclusive legal right to control the copying, adaptation, publishing, performing, broadcasting, and sale of literary, dramatic, musical, or other artistic work. Whereas patents are intended to protect ideas, copyrights are meant to protect the embodiment (presentation and form) of ideas (adapted from Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Ninth Edition and "The Strategic Analysis of Intangible Resources," by Richard Hall, Strategic Management Journal, August 1992).
Just because anyone can publish something on the web, doesn't mean you can go and steal whatever you want from any web page. These people have rights and if you want to use something from someone's site, you should email them and get permission. Stealing from someone's web page is like handing in an essay that someone else wrote; it's wrong and you shouldn't do it unless you have permission from the owner of the site.
Copyright is governed by the Copyright, Designs and Patent Act 1988 and is intended to protect against others copying and exploiting the form in which a copyright exists (a "work"). It does not however protect the idea behind the work. The copyright, whether it be in a literary, dramatic, musical and artistic work or mechanical rights (sound recordings, film etc.) is generally owned by the author unless he assigns the rights to another. In addition to works already created, the author can agree to assign the rights of works to be created in the future.
a means of protecting the rights of authors in literary, artistic and visual works against unauthorized copying of the copyrighted work.
An exclusive right conferred by the government on the creator of a work to exclude others from reproducing it, adapting it, distributing it to the public, performing it in public, or displaying it in public.
Copyright gives protection to the originator of material to prevent use without the express permission or acknowledgement of the author or artist. All work appearing with the © symbol or the word "copyright" is protected by its creator or his heirs. For more information, contact your attorney.
The exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish or otherwise control the use of a work, granted to the creator, author, composer, artist, publisher, etc. for a specified period.
The exclusive rights to the image of a work of art for publication, production and / or sale of the rights to such work of art and to provide protection from unautherized reproduction.
A legal term, it is the right granted to a creator to exclusive publication, production, sale or distribution of a work. If an artist is living or has died within seventy years the copyright resides with the artist or the artist's estate. Often the subject of enquiry and debate, see The Art Business Forum.
The exclusive right to produce or reproduce (copy), to perform in public or to publish an original literary or artistic work. Many countries have expanded the definition of a "literary work" to include computer programs or other electronically stored information.
Legal rights to commercialise, license, transfer, broadcast or reproduce an original piece of work irrespective of its supporting media.
Ownership of a work by the writer, artist, photographer, or publisher.
The exclusive legal right granted to reproduce, prepare derivative works, distribute, perform, display, sell, lend or rent their creations.
Legal protection covering the intellectual property produced by an owner or producer.
The legal right of creative artists or publishers to control the use of and reproduction of their original works. To secure the copyright on a creative work.
A form of protection provided by the laws of the United States to the authors of "original works of authorship," including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works. Copyright protection reserves certain exclusive rights to the author of a work, including rights of reproduction and public performance. ( learn more)
The exclusive right to make and dispose of copies of original work. Copyright only permits certain individuals the right to reproduce an original work.
Property rights accrue to the creator of original literary, musical, journalistic, artistic, software and other works at the moment the work is recorded in a tangible medium that can, if necessary, be perceived with the aid of a mechanical or electronic device.
An exclusive right granted by the federal government to publish and sell various works. In accounting a copyright is recorded at its cost and is reported on the balance sheet as an intangible asset. To Top
Copyright is a set of exclusive rights regulating the use of a particular expression of an idea or information. At its most general, it is literally "the right to copy" an original creation. In most cases, these rights are of limited duration.