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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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spectrum, as would be the uncopyrightable subject matter approach.
The public domain consists of a common space where all uncopyrighted and uncopyrightable works exist.
Moreover, the ordinary observer test fails to account for the possibility that the perceived similarity between the two works arises primarily from uncopyrightable elements.
[However, w]hen a recipe or formula is accompanied by an explanation or directions, the text directions may be copyrightable, but the recipe or formula itself remains uncopyrightable. Id.
This finding alone demonstrates that when a song, such as PLAINTIFF, features ordinary musical elements--a simple, standard twelve (12)-bar blues based upon an uncopyrightable three-note, 1-b7-1 motive--it is likely and even normal that there will be many other songs which share musical similarities.
rendered uncopyrightable. This doctrine can be traced back to the early
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The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
the court held that publicly sold, uncopyrightable recordings of bird
Assuming that the databases at issue were uncopyrightable factual compilations and would not have been sufficiently time-sensitive to qualify for protection under the hot news doctrine, NAR would have been unable to assert an IPR as a justification for its alleged restraint of trade.
A cultural property claim around marriage is about the protection of an idea and not of a fixed expression, and so it might be more analogous to an uncopyrightable scene a faire.