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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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In light of this amendment, the Commission found that the prolongation of the exclusive rights and the VLT licence contained no state aid because overall OPAP will pay an adequate market fee for both arrangements.
to Promote the progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.
If the company pays a trivial sum for the Pacific yew trees harvested on public lands and doesn't pay the Government anything for its exclusive rights to Federally funded research information, what do the taxpayers get in return?
Earlier in November 2006, Cyberlux acquired the worldwide exclusive rights to the pending patents for the Scattered Photon Extraction(TM) technology and methods developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
A report by department general manager Bob Yates also said the practice creates an ``unlevel playing field'' of competition because more affluent firms can afford to buy exclusive rights.
This patent, which sets a significant barrier to entry for competition in the field of RA, constitutes a substantial addition to Can-Fite's patent portfolio and promotes the Company's ability to secure long term exclusive rights to the RA drugs it develops.
In replacement of these rights, BSG entered into long-term agreements with L'Oreal under which, as of January 1, 2007, BSG will have non-exclusive rights to distribute the same L'Oreal professional products in its stores that it previously had exclusive rights to in its stores and through its sales consultants.
The amendment to the agreement grants Merck exclusive rights to develop and commercialize diagnostic products directed to ADDLs.
The new pact grants ESPN Deportes exclusive rights via all means and media.
Tim Yager, the Company's president and chief executive officer, stated that "the ruling is an important and significant victory in our dispute with Sprint Nextel arising out of Sprint's merger with Nextel, particularly as it relates to our exclusive rights to the Sprint brand and marks.
Nasdaq: IMGN) announced today that the Company has entered into an agreement that grants Biotest AG exclusive rights to use ImmunoGen's Tumor-Activated Prodrug (TAP) technology with antibodies targeting an undisclosed target to develop novel anticancer therapeutics.