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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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Rana Mashhood while accepting this offer directed to constitute a special committee to review the database of 200 textbooks so that no material against Islamic ideology or violating copy rights and intellectual property rights should become part of this online data.
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Availability of the bundled package is immediate and includes: unlimited copy rights for Remote Office Gold and TurboGold server software and a 30-day evaluation copy of TurboGold client software.
Heads of IP Registries briefed about the performance of their departments specially related to Trade Marks, Copy Rights and Patents.
Such factors include, among others, carrying out strategic relationship, competition and technological change; obtaining customer orders; delays in product development; lack of enforceability of patents, copy rights and proprietary rights; changes in business strategy or development plans; and other factors set forth in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec.
He also said that all possible assistance will be extended to the trade organizations with respect to registration of trade mark, patents, industrial design and copy rights.
At the outset of proceedings, Muhammad Akram Sheikh, counsel for petitioner, said that his client had copyrights under Section 62 of the Copy Rights Act 1962 and had applied for license but the Pemra sent their matter to Ministry of Interior for security clearance which was denied on June 2009.