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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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The power of copyleft is its cooptation and subsequent inversion of the traditional purpose behind copyright where the GNU GPL licenses inscribe the guarantee of freedom within the license--everyone has permission to access, modify, and distribute the work but they cannot add restrictions (Stallman, 2010; Vanheuverswyn, 2007):
Copyleft comes from the open source software movement that began with Richard Stallman's text: Why Software Should Be Free, which touted the basic open source principles of sharing, redistribution, study, and improvement; principles that were being limited by copyright restrictions.
41) Segundo, que desarrolle una "capa de contenidos" libre, neutra y abierta, potenciando los contenidos licenciados bajo copyleft.
Por tanto, las patentes de software generan un dano en el bien comun, representado en un lucro cesante, en cuanto a los proyectos que gracias al software libre se podrian emprender y que por razon de tal patentabilidad se impediria su realizacion; esto se puede evidenciar si se entiende que de ser patentado el acceso al codigo fuente entonces el software dejaria de ser libre, pues sus creadores lo colocarian en el mercado unicamente bajo el derecho de exclusividad propio de la patente, suprimiendo las bondades y facultades inherentes al software libre (46), sin copyleft, (47) o con copyleft, este ultimo que solo es posible teniendo como base al copyright.
The law surrounding OSS agreements and copyleft is still evolving, Kunick says.
Al ser inspirado en el movimiento Free Open Source Software (FOSS), los dispositivos hardware copyleft comparten la misma filosofia [10], y son su complemento perfecto.
The worry is that IBM may control via patent the most marketable or otherwise valuable aspects of Linux, which it cannot control via copyright due to the GPL's copyleft terms.
One reason why these communities continue to provide free solutions without legal protection is the social enforcement of the sharing ethic that copyleft enforces with legal right.
La problematica del copyleft en el capitalismo cognitivo (2010), con referencia al riesgo de caer en cierta fetichizacion de lo virtual: la unica manera de prevenir que una tecnologia devenga solo un objeto de consumo es su articulacion real con territorios especificos, con actores y problematicas concretas.
Copyleft says that anyone who redistributes the software, with or without changes, must pass along the freedom to further copy and change it.
Many of the "share alike" provisions of the GPL might not qualify--they do not invoke copyrights, and instead simply require a set of reciprocal promises (118) given in exchange for a broad license of all copyrights (the so-called copyleft which reverses all copyrights).
Following these developments, the genre conflicts with the music industry's drive to control production, since the creation of electronic music can be accomplished with as little as a laptop, and is further aided by the opportunities for reproduction, modification, and distribution offered by Copyleft and Creative Commons licenses.