Definition

Copyright

A copyright is a form of intellectual property protection that grants to the owner of a work of authorship the legal right to determine how the work is used and to obtain the economic benefits from the work. The work must be in a tangible form, such as a book, operating manual, magazine article, musical score, computer software program, or architectural drawing. If something is not in a tangible form, such as a speech that has never been recorded or saved on a computer disk, copyright law does not protect it.


Copyright is the protection of written material such as textbooks, designs, cartoon illustrations, photos, and computer software.


Copyright is a set of legal rights granted to the creator of an original work of authorship, such as an artistic, dramatic, literary, or musical production.


Copyright is addresses the realm of ideas- specifically, the right to publish or duplicate the expressions of these ideas.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Copyright
- The right of an author or his assignee, under statute, to print and publish his literary or artistic work, exclusively of all other persons. This right may be had in maps, charts, engravings, plays, and musical compositions, as well as in books.
2. Copyright
- To secure a copyright on.
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