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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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MULTAN -- The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) recovered huge quantity of substandard biscuits and candies in violation of copy rights.
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The Commission reviewed The Copy Right (Amendment) Bill, 2010 from Human Rights perspective and noted that it does not meet the demand of print disabled person.
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without obtaining a written consent from its author, in breach of the intellectual Property Rights and Copy Right Law.
Every year the fair is getting closer to becoming an international centre for the book business and in the same time it is strict to copy right standards" he said.
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Regarding copy right of his album, he said that internet and downloading of music albums and songs made big negative impact on Pashto music industry and signers in Khyber Pakthunkhwa.
According to IPO law copy right violation (piracy) has criminal suite and civil suit.
The conference, themed "challenges facing applications of copy right laws in the Arab world," was organized by the Arab Lawyers Union and included leading Jordanian legal figures.
However infringing copy right of foreign made softwares is prevalent in Iran and the companies suffer from these activities.