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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.
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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.
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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.
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Copyright

The exclusive legal right to sell, reproduce, or publish a literary, musical, or artistic work.
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(74) These courts would often cite congressional intent in their reasoning for recognizing the existence of a de minimis exception in music copyright contexts.
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Music copyright trials are rare, but allegations that a song copies another artist's work are common.
This collection is now the basis for their succesful streaming service Muziekweb, which was approved by the Dutch music copyright organization BUMA/STEMRA and which is available (for a fee) to everyone.
WMF said its successes included helping deliver the World Music Expo WOMEX to Wales, producing 36 bespoke training events across Wales in areas such as music copyright and royalties and launching a Wales music directory which serves 1,705 music companies in Wales.
music copyright law, which has been revised and added onto haphazardly over the years and hasn't kept pace with technological changes in the music business.
Cross-border licenses for EU-wide online music services Preserving cultural diversity Timely and appropriate remuneration for artists Next steps New rules on music copyright approved by Parliament on Tuesday aim to make it easier for online providers to get licences to stream music in more than one EU country.
(27.) In Kenya there has been an on-going conflict between the Kenya Copyright Board (the body entrusted with the supervision of collecting societies) and the Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK), which resulted in the former deregistering the latter, and the latter obtaining a court order to nullify the deregistration.
[of] musical works are compensated for certain uses of their work." (47) Copyrighted vocal works may have more than one copyright: a music copyright and a copyright for the lyrics.
It is essential to introduce music copyright laws in the Middle East that are in line with international standards.
TOKYO - Japan's music copyright body urged the government Monday to work for the termination of what it says is a "unilaterally imposed" 10-year extension for Japan to continue paying royalties to right holders in 15 victor nations of World War II beyond the typical 50 years after a holder's death applicable in Japan.