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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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However, since trolls often do not own the copyrights for those materials they claim are being infringed, they would not be able to meet the first and most important criterion for filing a small claims suit: registration with the Copyright Office.
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Obviously, we would have preferred not having to go to court to protect our copyrights this time around, but Credit Suisse was not interested in talking settlement despite hard evidence showing copyright violations are continuing to go on at the company.
Japanese copyright law; writings in honour of Gerhard Schricker.
Because copyrights do not have to be registered (and often are not, until an owner decides to seek the statutory benefits potentially available in an infringement action), it isn't always possible to find their presumed owners--who at any rate can always say no to the reproduction of any given image.
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Copyright has been a hot topic on the Internet for years and, consequently, there is a plethora of Web sites containing reliable and useful information about copyright matters, many written specifically for teachers and students.