Copyright

The ownership of intellectual property by the item's creator. Copyright law gives creators of original ideas, art, etc. the exclusive right to further develop them for a given amount of time, at which point the copyrighted item becomes public domain.

Copyright law states that a copyright stands for between 50 and 100 years from the creator's death if the creator is an individual, and a shorter time if the creator is a corporation. Copyrights can apply to many different products, including literary works, film, audio, drawings and software. While copyright law is not all-encompassing, other laws (such as patent and trademark laws) may impose additional sanctions.


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  • Copyright — Copyright …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • copyright — copy·right 1 / kä pē ˌrīt/ n: a person s exclusive right to reproduce, publish, or sell his or her original work of authorship (as a literary, musical, dramatic, artistic, or architectural work) see also common law copyright, fair use at use 2,… …   Law dictionary

  • copyright — [ kɔpirajt ] n. m. • 1878; mot angl. « droit de copie, de reproduction » ♦ Droit exclusif que détient un auteur ou son représentant d exploiter pendant une durée déterminée une œuvre littéraire ou artistique (symb. ©). Date du dépôt de copyright …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • copyright — s.n. Drept rezervat numai autorului sau editorului de a reproduce şi de a vinde operele literare, artistice şi ştiinţifice în alte ţări; drepturi legale de autor. [pr.: cópirait] – cuv. engl. Trimis de IoanSoleriu, 31.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98 … …   Dicționar Român

  • Copyright — Sn Urheberrecht erw. fach. (19. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. copyright Abdrucksrecht zu ne. copy abdrucken, kopieren und ne. right Recht . Der in den Vereinigten Staaten beschlossenen Copyright Vereinbarung hat sich Deutschland 1892… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Copyright — Cop y*right, n. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • copyright — [käp′ērīt΄] n. [ COPY + RIGHT] the exclusive right to the publication, production, or sale of the rights to a literary, dramatic, musical, or artistic work, or to the use of a commercial print or label, granted by law for a specified period of… …   English World dictionary

  • copyright — (plural copyrights; del inglés; pronunciamos copirráit ) sustantivo masculino 1. Propiedad intelectual o literaria de una obra: La ley prohíbe cualquier reproducción de un libro sin autorización escrita del titular del copyright. Esta edición es… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Copyright — Cop y*right , v. t. To secure a copyright on. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Copyright — (spr. Koppireit), das Verlagsrecht; Copyright Bill, Gesetz über das Verlagseigenthum; Copyrightedition (spr. Koppireitedischen), rechtmäßige Ausgabe eines Buches …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Copyright — (engl., spr. kóppirait), Verlagsrecht, Urheberrecht (s. diese Artikel) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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