from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The legal right granted to an author, composer, playwright, publisher, or distributor to exclusive publication, production, sale, or distribution of a literary, musical, dramatic, or artistic work.
- adj. Of or relating to a copyright: copyright law; a copyright agreement.
- adj. Protected by copyright: permission to publish copyright material.
- transitive v. To secure a copyright for.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The right by law to be the entity which determines who may publish, copy and distribute a piece of writing, music, picture or other work of authorship.
- n. Such an exclusive right as it pertains to one or more specific works.
- v. To place under a copyright.
- v. To obtain or secure a copyright for some literary or other artistic work.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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 well as in books.
- transitive v. To secure a copyright on.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Exclusive right to multiply and to dispose of copies of an intellectual production (Drone); the right which the law affords for protecting the produce of man's intellectual industry from being made use of by others without adequate recompense to him (Broom and Hadley).
- To secure a copyright of, as a book or play, by complying with the requirements of the law; enter for copyright.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. secure a copyright on a written work
- n. a document granting exclusive right to publish and sell literary or musical or artistic work
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