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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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COPYRIGHT is an automatic right, but it is advisable to indicate it with the copyright symbol.
Add symbols such as summation sign in statistics, a percent sign, or a copyright symbol.
(Those documents also may contain trade secrets, which are protected under state law.) Sandy's or her employees' former bosses could sue them for infringement, even for copying unregistered works, whether or not they're marked with the copyright symbol.
Before 1978 in the United States, copyright existed only if the artist distributed the work with the copyright symbol; failure to do so was deemed a waiver of copyright.
Also, the editors include generic and brand names, followed by copyright symbol, for all medications.
Other features include an alarm (with customized sounds), a controller for an audio CD-ROM (for a little music while you work), a library of easily invoked special characters (from the British pound to a copyright symbol) and a security system for protecting different parts of your computer (files or applications) with passwords.
One of the requirements of the federal copyright law, both past and present, is that all copyrighted works must contain a conspicuous notice of the copyright, including the copyright symbol: [C].[10] Under prior law, the absence of such notice resulted in the forfeiture of the copyright by the owner and placed the work in the public domain.
You don't have to spend any money to copyright something; All you have to do is write the word "copyright" or the copyright symbol [C] on the written work.

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