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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.
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Data Depth Corporation announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted the company a trademark on its intelligent copyright symbol, known as iCopyright.
Whenever a Digimarc watermarked image is opened or scanned into an application enabled with a Digimarc reader software, the user is proactively notified -- via a copyright symbol in the image's title bar -- that the image is watermarked.
Protect your work by marking it with the copyright symbol, the name of the owner and the year of publication.
Whenever the SquareTrade Seal is opened or scanned into an application enabled with a Digimarc reader, the user is proactively notified - via a copyright symbol in the image's title bar - that the Seal is watermarked.
You can mark your copyright with the copyright symbol, followed by your name and the date, to warn others against copying it.
A complement to Digimarc's Professional service, the Personal Lite service uses the same digital watermarking technology, triggering a copyright symbol and communicating the copyright year and copyright holder's first and last names.
The Patent Office recommends marking copyright work with the copyright symbol, followed by your name and the date, to warn others against copying.
A complement to Digimarc's Professional service, the free Personal Lite basic service uses the same digital watermarking technology, triggering a copyright symbol and communicating the copyright year and copyright holder's first and last names.

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