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copyright

noun [C or U]
 
 
/ˈkɒpiraɪt/ LAW
the legal right that someone has to control the production and selling of a book, play, film, photograph, piece of music, etc. for a particular period of time: There was a need to develop copyright protection for computer programs. Copyright law prevents freelance work from being included in electronic archives without permission.breach/break/infringe copyright They claim the television company breached copyright when it used some of the footage on one of their DVDs.hold/own the copyright on/to sth Recording artists continue to own the copyright to their work. a breach/infringement of copyright
be in copyright if a book, film, etc. is in copyright, the period of the copyright that controls its production has not yet ended: Are there any issues with scanning books that are still in copyright?
Translations of “copyright”
in Chinese (Traditional) 版權,著作權…
in Russian авторское право…
in Turkish telif hakkı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 版权,著作权…
in Polish prawo autorskie…
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