copyright

(redirected from copyrightable)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
32) The embodiment can be digital, even if it is temporarily stored in a computer's memory (33) Thus, the digital nature of a machine-authored work does not bar the work from being copyrightable on the grounds that it has not been properly fixed in a tangible medium.
In such event it should be both copyrightable and patentable.
The French copyright laws explicitly include, in the general categories of copyrightable subject matter, "creations of the seasonal industries of dress and articles of fashion[, including industries which, by reason of the demands of fashion, frequently renew the form of their products, particularly the making of dresses,.
According to Kurpis, if SCOTUS rules in favor of Varsity, fashion retailers will have to adjust their business models accordingly, as elements of the designs that may not have been deemed copyrightable may soon be.
The district court agreed and ruled in favor of Google, concluding that the declaring code was not copyrightable, due (in significant part) to these interoperability concerns.
147) As noted above, courts have largely declined to rely on this language to deny idea-contributors copyright joint authorship, apparently because no court has seriously questioned the constitutionality of the Copyright Act's work-for-hire provisions--provisions which recognize an employer as the "author" of an employee's copyrightable creations even where the employer has creatively contributed nothing to the work, much less an idea.
or designed by the cosplayer and not based on any copyrightable design.
resolve disputes over potentially copyrightable works.
Fan fiction considers another issue in copyrightable subject matter.
the material deposited constitutes copyrightable subject matter.