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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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34) However, reference to the Fair Use Doctrine of the copyright law is certainly still appropriate in determining whether the relevant criteria for such use without permission are met.
20] Other than the exceptions just listed, computer programs do not fall within the guidelines and protection of the fair use doctrine because of the need to copy substantially the entire program.
The court concluded that the Fair Use Doctrine is applicable and that Livefooty is not a copyright infringer.
The Fair Use Doctrine is also intended to function by allowing existing creative works to be used without the need to obtain permission or pay royalties, but only for those certain purposes that have been identified as serving the public good.
The fair use doctrine does not give a user the right to access content that the owner restricts, even if that access is arguably within the scope of fair use.
Finally, the court recognized the importance of the public benefit that the search engine provides and that this public benefit is a critical component of the fair use doctrine.
The fair use doctrine outlines a series of factors to determine if the use of materials is fair or not.