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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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Variations in copyright registrations may either represent shifts in creativity or merely reflect changes in the propensity to register copyrights.
We strongly indicated our support for the measure,'' said Ken Green, a spokesman for Disney, whose copyright on Mickey Mouse was scheduled to expire in 2003, on Pluto in 2005, on Goofy in 2007 and on Donald Duck in 2009.
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Further, universities will need to provide an officer to assist faculty and other university authors with assignment of copyrights, publishing contracts, licenses, and related matters.
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In this regard, copyright has certain exclusive rights that accompany it.
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While we respect the Court's decision, we believe, contrary to the Court's ruling today, that Napster users are not copyright infringers and we will pursue every legal avenue to keep Napster operating.
The association mainly engages in the registration and management of members and music & TV works, collecting copyright fees from users according to laws and giving out licenses, allocating copyright fees to rights owners based on the usage of their works, making legal representations on illegal use of music & TV works, publicity on collective management of copyrights, being responsible for fee collection with the authorization of State Copyright Administration, and managing and exercising the copyrights of overseas music & TV works on the mainland of China on behalf of foreign counterparts after signing relevant agreements.
Obviously, we would have preferred not having to go to court to protect our copyrights this time around, but Credit Suisse was not interested in talking settlement despite hard evidence showing copyright violations are continuing to go on at the company.
Japanese copyright law; writings in honour of Gerhard Schricker.