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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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The Bern Convention clearly requires that controlling badgers must not result in serious disturbance to their populations.
Background : The Yelkouan shearwater (Puffinus yelkouan), which is endemic to the Central and Eastern Mediterranean region, is listed in Annex I of the Birds Directive and Annex II of the Bern Convention, and accordingly receive special conservation measures across Europe.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is going to accept the recommendations of the Standing Committee of the Bern Convention regarding the Mavrovo National Park.
According to Hellicar, the Council of Europe's Bern Convention opened a file on the Akrotiri area in 2004, producing a number of recommendations for the British bases to implement on managing the area of the antennae installations.
In addition, just last week, the Bern Convention on Wildlife also confirmed that we are not in breach of EU legislation and have decided not to continue with a complaint by the Badger Trust.
The Bern Convention is a binding international legal instrument designed to preserve wild flora and fauna and natural habitats and promote European-level co-operation in the field of conservation.
It further recalls that the European Community is a Party to the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats and the Barcelona Convention for the protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution, and to its Protocols, in particular the Protocol on Specially Protected Areas.