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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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[section] 106 states that the exclusive rights in copyrighted works are conferred to the "owner," referring to the "author" of the copyrightable work. To qualify as an author, a party must have contributed to the copyrightable work.
279, 285 (2007) (noting sound recordings not copyrightable works under Copyright Act of 1909).
considering potentially copyrightable works, whether judging them
Authors, publishers, and broadcasters insisted that manufacturers were not authors and records were not copyrightable works of authorship (writings).
The education sector itself is a source of copyrightable works and other subject matter.
copyrightable work is always already a reproduction of itself.");
copyrightable works for only 25 years, we would likely be in violation
Failure to properly structure and plan for ownership of copyrightable works before they are created can result in consequences not contemplated or intended by the hiring party, i.e.
Seek appropriate representations and warranties from third parties responsible for creating copyrightable works that the association will use.
The basic criticism offered by the faculty leadership was that the universities could assert ownership over copyrightable works, including research manuscripts and course materials, without identifying when such an assertion was necessary and prudent (Council of Faculty Senate Presidents, 1998; Welsh, 1998).
The implementing legislation would make it illegal to break the encryption on copyrightable works such as Web pages, computer software, CDs, audiotapes or videotapes, or to make, sell or export devices that can do so.
Many developing countries have provided protection only to copyrightable works that are first published locally.