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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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Under the arrangements notified by Greece to the Commission, OPAP will benefit from the prolongation of its exclusive right to operate 13 games of chance by 10 years ending in 2030, and the grant of an exclusive VLT Licence to operate 35,000 Video Lottery Terminals for 10 years until 2022.
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Company Has the Exclusive Right to Distribute Patented Cable Products Which Are the Most Commonly Used Mechanism in USB-Based and Other Computer Power Related Retractable Cable Products
Can-Fite was also granted another patent, which secures exclusive rights to drugs that target the A3 adenosine receptor, including the CF101 and CF102 drugs which are being developed for the treatment of cancer.
Armstrong McCall will not retain the rights to distribute Redken professional products through its distributor sales consultants or its stores, but will retain its exclusive rights to distribute Matrix products in its territories.
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.