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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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10) During the duration of copyright protection, however, the supply of the copyrighted work is not competitively provided.
Digital Learning Challenge: Obstacles to Educational Uses of Copyrighted Material in the Digital Age: http://cyber.
the public performance of the copyrighted work; and
Copyright office, how long a copyright lasts, works in the public domain, and the Fair Use provision of copyright law that considers four factors in determining whether a given use of copyrighted material falls under Fair Use protection.
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The 9th Circuit had said a character could be copyrighted if it "really constitutes the story being told," and Wollenberg concluded that "the principal appeal [of Disney's books] to the primary audience of children for which they were intended lies with the characters and nothing else.
This article will discuss several strands within the dilemma of the Internet and copyright: the law, including fair use; public domain; the Digital Millennium Copyright Act; the Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act; the Sonny Bono Extension Act; owners and users of copyrighted works and how the library and its role with respect to access comes into play; what we as librarians can do to make intellectual property a "smoother sell" to those with whom we work; and other intellectual property issues that may impact our interpretations of copyright law.
Absent a shift in "the benefits and burdens" from the buyer to the seller, the transaction is deemed a lease of a copyrighted article and the income is sourced as a royalty.
Such copyright registration is formal acknowledgement of your copyrighted work in the event you have to make a claim for protection.
It is this software which facilitates the copying and distribution of copyrighted material.
A composer's right to a royalty for use of copyrighted music at a public performance has never been questioned by Dance Magazine.
Storage of a copyrighted work without the writer's permission would violate copyright law.