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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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Rather than attempting to determine whether tattoos meet the [section] 102 requirements for copyrightability or engaging in equitable balancing to determine whether granting copyright protection to tattoos would violate public policy, courts should look to the definition of "copies" provided by the Copyright Act.
This same understanding was expressed by a Brazilian federal court (the Fifth Chamber of the Federal Regional Court of the 3rd Region) which analyzed the copyrightability of technical standards elaborated by a Brazilian SSO, the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT)), as follows:
One of the recent cases, which is directly related to copyrightability of sports events is the US case 'Chicago National League Ball Club, Inc.
2009) (stating that the illegal or immoral status of the underlying work is irrelevant for determinations of copyrightability or its enforcement); Belcher v.
76) This restriction on copyrightability is another attempt by courts to keep the careful balance between copyright protection and maintaining an expansive public domain.
and the mechanism by which copyrightability is evaluated.
Nodiff, Copyrightability of Works of the Federal and State Governments Under the 1976 Act, 29 ST.
This argument for the copyrightability of software is defended in DAVID FRIEDMAN, LAW'S ORDER: AN ECONOMIC ACCOUNT 137-38 (2000).
38) Following the line of cases that have addressed the issue of the copyrightability of sporting events, the district court held that NBA games are not protected under the Copyright Act.
In its decision yesterday, the Court of Appeals found that Magnetic Resonance Plus had failed to raise any substantive challenge to the copyrightability of FONAR's software and that accordingly, FONAR's copyright registration of its software was presumptively valid.
Originally, many programmers objected to the copyrightability of software, much like the current objections to the patentability of software.