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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 majority of music copyright infringement cases have not yielded results nearly as hair-splitting or upsetting to the music industry as those of "Blurred Lines".
To the contrary, large internet corporations are very strong advocates of protecting a true owner's intellectual property rights and do not want to be hosts to copyright infringements.
If RapidShare had monitored the activities of its users for copyright infringements, it could have prevented the violations of GEMA's rights.
We are introducing a system of mass notification to warn people about the unlawfulness of copyright infringement, explain the harm it does and point them toward legitimate content.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and five library representative organizations filed a "friend of the court" brief on Google's behalf in which they argued that holding Google liable for copyright infringement for linking to protected images would threaten the activity of virtually every online user.
The recommendations also include maintaining an existing prohibition of copyright infringement of four products: computer programs, movies,
He said: "Cases involving copyright infringement are notoriously difficult to prove.
Rupert Bent, IP litigator at Eversheds in Birmingham, said: "Cases involving copyright infringement are notoriously difficult to prove.
ABS had sued PMEI in Federal District Court alleging breach of its software-licensing agreements and copyright infringement.
Supreme Court ruled in June that file-sharing services may now be sued for copyright infringement, but observers are divided on what impact the ruling will have on the practice.
The language of the bill would hold liable anyone who "intentionally abets, induces or procures" copyright infringement.
Plagiarism and copyright infringement are similar, but distinct.