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English definition of “copyright”

copyright

noun [C or U]     /ˈkɒp.i.raɪt/ US  /ˈkɑː.pi-/
the legal right to control the production and selling of a book, play, film, photograph, or piece of music: Who owns/holds the copyright on this article? His work is no longer protected by copyright. The symbol © shows that something is protected by copyright.Legislation and law-making copyright     verb [T]
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