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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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Fair use allows for the limited reproduction of content without permission from the copyright holder - emphasis on "limited.
how long the user took to read a book) and pay the copyright holder an agreed upon amount.
This decision now requires every copyright holder to pause and take the extra step of considering fair use before sending a notice and takedown request.
In essence, her claim questioned whether copyright holders, like Universal, have been abusing DMCA extrajudicial takedown procedures by declining to first evaluate if the content being removed qualifies as fair use.
Google is free to override the wishes of the copyright holder.
A provision of the Copyright Act provides that copyright holders can file infringement suits against anyone who imports gray market copies of their works.
The copyright holder then seeks a federal court's permission to gain the identities behind the IP addresses, and having done so, contacts the John Does with a settlement demand, typically less than the cost of fighting the action.
By defining the scope of the copyright holder's rights, fair use represented that which was outside the scope of rights held by the copyright holder.
He was forced to rewrite several scenes after Spanish lawyer Gilberto Macias, representing the copyright holders, wrote to the theatre company.
At present, the chief of the Cultural Affairs Agency can permit the secondary use of material whose copyright holder is unclear, such as TV programs already aired, on behalf of the copyright holders, if copyright fees are paid to the agency.
users as well as copyright holders, (27) the copyright holder enjoys its
Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Internet company Google, has informed reporters at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, US, that depending on permission from copyright holders the company may set up its own online book store.