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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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That's when music was brought under federal copyright protection; before that, a patchwork of state laws governed music copyrights.
9) For purposes of our discussion of music copyright, there are three limitations on these exclusive rights that should be noted: (1) a limitation for teaching on the public performance and public display rights; (10) (2) a limitation on First Sale Rights for sound recordings; (11) and (3) a limitation enjoyed by libraries and archives.
The early history of music copyright also reflects a trajectory in which initial concerns about unauthorized copying and distribution of completed works later came to shape conceptions on the creation side such that copying in creation became increasingly disfavored during the nineteenth century and subject to increasingly sacralized views of musical creativity.
The expert has shown great confidence in his knowledge of not only the technical musical aspects of both songs but of other songs that have been involved in music copyright disputes.
Music copyright is often governed more by state laws than federal.
Copyright owners complain they receive nothing in return for their efforts in China and that, even though the Music Copyright Society of China began to collect fees from some KTV clubs in the country in 2001, revenues are still low and income from KTV parlors is often negligible.
Words & Music Copyright [c] By TERRY PHELAN 2005
Northern Film & Media is holding the event ( Music Copyright, Songs, Records and Artists ( at their offices on Central Square, Forth Street, Newcastle on June 9.
Grokster case that was largely seen as a victory for movie and music copyright holders over file-sharing software publishers.
Their members are music copyright owners, including music publishers.