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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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Creative Commons, a San Francisco-based non-profit organisation which currently operates in 70 countries, has developed flexible content-rights licences that serve to complement traditional copyrights and reflect the realities of the digitally-connected world.
The financial principle behind the Creative Commons license I'm using is also simple: While I want my work to get the widest possible distribution, if anyone is going to make money on it I'd like that to be me and the people who have worked with me on it.
Flickr functions under Creative Commons (CC), a non-profit organization that provides free copyright licences to the public.
It will be replaced by a Creative Commons type licence, devised by the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI), which is already used on data.
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Among them will be Joi Ito, CEO of the Creative Commons - a non-profit organisation dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others.

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