copyright

(redirected from Copyright law)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

Copyright

The right to distribute, copy, or change an original work for a limited period of time. A state grants copyright to the creator of the work, but the creator may assign or sell the right. During the time the copyright persists, one must (with some exceptions) receive permission from the owner to publish or distribute the copyrighted material. After a certain period of time, any person may distribute the work without permission. See also: Public domain.

copyright

the legal ownership by persons or businesses of certain kinds of material, in particular original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic work; sound recordings, films, broadcasts and cable programmes; the typographical arrangement or layout of a published edition; and computer programs. In the UK, the COPYRIGHT, DESIGNS AND PATENTS ACT 1988 gives legal rights to the creators of copyright material so that they can control the various ways in which their work may be exploited. Copyright protection is automatic and there is no registration or other formality The 1988 Act gives copyright owners protection against unauthorized copying of such material in most cases for a period of 50 years. If copyright is infringed, the copyright owner (or assignee or licensee) may seek an injunction through the courts preventing further abuses, with offenders liable to pay unlimited damages/ fines and prison sentences in extreme cases. See BRAND.

copyright

the ownership of the rights to a publication of a book, manual, newspaper, etc., giving legal entitlement and powers of redress against theft and unauthorized publication or copying. See INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT.

Copyright

The exclusive legal right to sell, reproduce, or publish a literary, musical, or artistic work.
References in periodicals archive ?
The post Confusion surrounds enforcement of copyright laws appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
Another danger is bad copyright law in the European Union (EU).
Copyright Law was promulgated, the multiple copyright enforcement regimes diluted the P.
The Copyright Law provides that infringement actions before the court may be civil or criminal, in addition to setting out the preliminary procedures to (i) prevent the infringement, (ii) to prove it and (iii) to seize the infringing products.
According to the Australia Digital Alliance (ADA), it is trying to change the "broken" copyright law of the country.
The last major comprehensive revision of copyright law culminated in the current Copyright Act of 1976, which is found in Title 17 of the U.
The third updated edition of Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators: Creative Strategies & Practical Solutions packs in the latest legal details on copyright laws, considering their applications in the library environment and incorporating different lending library scenarios to clarify the law's applications.
The copyright law prevents the infringement of the intellectual contents of these literary works by users in higher institutions of learning; the importance of the knowledge of copyright by undergraduates cannot be overemphasised.
Mr Cable said the move will bring copyright law into line with the "real world", and with consumers' "reasonable expectations".
The copyright law was passed on 23 August and came into force on 8 September this year.
He said: "Consumers should not be picking up the tab for the enforcement of copyright laws that will benefit the music industry to the tune of millions.
With over 300 pages, including an extensive appendix and a detailed table of cases, An Associate's Guide to the Practice of Copyright Law provides associates with real-world perspective on copyright law and practice.

Full browser ?