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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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(12) See GNU General Public License, supra note 2 (referring to third party liability in regards to damages).
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GNU General Public License (2007), Available from: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html Accessed: 2007-08-10.
Examples of open source licenses 'include Apache License, BSD license, GNU General Public License, GNU Lesser General Public License, MIT License and Mozilia Public License.
IBM's action goes a step further, though, by claiming SCO violated the GNU General Public License (GPL) under which it accepted Linux contributions and distributed Linux.
(57.) See generally, GNU General Public License, supra note 1.
The good ones will be incorporated into future releases of Red Hat and will be published as open source software under the GNU General Public License. Red Hat and Compaq have been allies since the OEM took an equity stake in the open source pioneer earlier this year.
OpenJDK is another open-source product, a version of the core desktop Java SE platform, released under the GNU General Public license. <p>It remains to be seen whether Oracle will nurture the Java community as Sun has done, or shift much of Java's development in-house, said Jarec Basham, software and systems development manager at Infoterra, a U.K.
The filing also makes the cogent point that VA will suffer if the GNU General Public License (GPL) and its derivatives turn out to be legally unenforceable.
The APSL allows linking with proprietary files, gives Apple rights to changes and is incompatible with the GNU General Public License (GPL).
GoodNoise is making FreeAmp available for download under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL), which guarantees the freedom of users to share and change the software.