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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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In light of this amendment, the Commission found that the prolongation of the exclusive rights and the VLT licence contained no state aid because overall OPAP will pay an adequate market fee for both arrangements.
But in general copyright holders have an exclusive right to use their material for economic gain.
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A report by department general manager Bob Yates also said the practice creates an ``unlevel playing field'' of competition because more affluent firms can afford to buy exclusive rights.
Can-Fite was also granted another patent, which secures exclusive rights to drugs that target the A3 adenosine receptor, including the CF101 and CF102 drugs which are being developed for the treatment of cancer.
Armstrong McCall will not retain the rights to distribute Redken professional products through its distributor sales consultants or its stores, but will retain its exclusive rights to distribute Matrix products in its territories.
The new pact grants ESPN Deportes exclusive rights via all means and media.
Tim Yager, the Company's president and chief executive officer, stated that "the ruling is an important and significant victory in our dispute with Sprint Nextel arising out of Sprint's merger with Nextel, particularly as it relates to our exclusive rights to the Sprint brand and marks.
Nasdaq: IMGN) announced today that the Company has entered into an agreement that grants Biotest AG exclusive rights to use ImmunoGen's Tumor-Activated Prodrug (TAP) technology with antibodies targeting an undisclosed target to develop novel anticancer therapeutics.
Veridium's original license with Ohio provided for non-exclusive rights to the technology for the purpose of processing exhaust gas streams from electrical utility power generation facilities, and exclusive rights to the technology for applications involving all other sources.
The key terms of this agreement include the completion of the contractual transfer of manufacturing responsibilities from Angiotech to Orthovita, the extension of the contract term from 2009 to 2014, the expansion of distribution rights to Orthovita of the product in Europe and the rest of world, the retention by Orthovita of worldwide exclusive rights within orthopedics through 2014 and co-exclusive rights outside of orthopedics beginning in 2007 where Angiotech may distribute its own brand of the surgical hemostat on a co-exclusive basis outside of orthopedics, and the retention by Angiotech of exclusive rights to any drug-loaded version of the surgical hemostat.