copyright

Definitions

  • Copyright page
    Copyright page
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v copyright secure a copyright on a written work "did you copyright your manuscript?"
    • n copyright a document granting exclusive right to publish and sell literary or musical or artistic work
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Stones Being Prepared for a Great Building Copyrighted 1911 by Sylvanus Stall Stones Being Prepared for a Great Building Copyrighted 1911 by Sylvanus Stall
The Dogs of St. Bernard Copyrighted 1911 by Sylvanus Stall The Dogs of St. Bernard Copyrighted 1911 by Sylvanus Stall

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The song "Happy Birthday" brings in about $2 million in licensing revenue to Warner Communications who hold the copyright to the song
    • n 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.☞ In the United States in 1913 a copyright was valid for the term of twenty-eight years, with right of renewal for fourteen years on certain conditions. The term was extended in stages, and in 1997 the term of a copyright was life plus 50 years for individuals retaining their copyright, or 75 years for works created for hire. Further extension is still (1998) being discussed.
    • v. t Copyright To secure a copyright on.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Milton Bradley originally wanted to name the game Twister, Pretzel; but he could not since the name was copyrighted
    • n copyright 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). It is a right given by law for a limited number of years, upon certain conditions, to the originator of a book or other writing, painting, sculpture, design, photograph, musical composition, or similar production, or to his assignee. It corresponds to the patent of an invention. In the United States the term is 28 years, with the privilege of renewal for 14 years; in England it is 42 years, or the period of the author's life and 7 years additional, whichever period is the longer.
    • copyright To secure a copyright of, as a book or play, by complying with the requirements of the law; enter for copyright.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first motion picture copyrighted in the United States showed a man in the act of sneezing.
    • Copyright the exclusive right of an author or his heirs to multiply copies of a written or printed composition, or of a work of art (for books in England the term is forty-two years, or the life of the author and seven years, whichever is longer)
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. copie, from L. copia, plenty; in Low L. a transcript.

Usage

In literature:

They stopped at the Keith ranch to receive a copyrighted Western welcome, and to leave Jack and Carver.
"Virginia of Elk Creek Valley" by Mary Ellen Chase
THE LAWS OF ARTISTIC COPYRIGHT, AND THEIR DEFECTS.
"Notes and Queries, Number 219, January 7, 1854" by Various
Copyright by the J. L. Mott Iron Works.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI)" by Various
Twenty pounds were given for the copyright, and were accepted by Fanny with delight.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Copyright 1903; Part II, pp.
"The Pecan and its Culture" by H. Harold Hume
Copyright, 1898, by Herbert S. Stone & Co., Duffield & Co., successors.
"The Children's Book of Christmas Stories" by Various
Containing a Selection of Messrs. Nelson and Sons' Popular Copyright Tales and Standard Books by the best Authors.
"The Golden House" by Mrs. Woods Baker
COPYRIGHT BY A. K. LORING, 1870.
"Ben, the Luggage Boy;" by Horatio Alger
She really believed that for any one else to receive on that day was a kind of infringement of copyright.
"The Limit" by Ada Leverson
A series of notable copyright books issued in uniform binding.
"Astronomy of To-day" by Cecil G. Dolmage
Copyright, 1888, by Charles Scribner's Sons.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. IX (of X) - America - I" by Various
Copyright of Keppler and Schwarzmann.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7" by Various
English version by Nathan Haskell Dole, Copyright, 1891, by G.
"Operas Every Child Should Know" by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
Copyright, 1913, by R. Harold Paget.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
I'd rather have an exclusive we can copyright, then every paper in the country will have to quote us.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
He agreed with the majority and contributed a digest of the law of copyright.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
Fisheries, copyright, and even customs' duties, are instances in point.
"Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 3 of 3)" by John Morley
Bad taste has claimed a perpetuity of copyright.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 360, October 1845" by Various
Copyright, 1860, 1879, 1897, by Francis Parkman, published by Little, Brown & Company.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. X (of X) - America - II, Index" by Various
I gave the copyright to every state in the Union, and the demand ran to not less than one hundred thousand copies.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
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In poetry:

And yet there's the half of a truth in it,
And my Lord might his copyright sue;
For a thought's his who kindles new youth in it,
Or so puts it as makes it more true.
"Franciscus De Verulamio Sic Cogitavit" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

All photos copyright Stephen Wilkes.
A lower court judge did not abuse his discretion by denying counsel fees to a corporation that prevailed in a copyright infringement suit brought against it, the 1st US Circuit Court of Appeals has decided.
Copyright Mark Hertzberg, Racine Journal Times.
News Delta Lambda Phi, a gay fraternity suing Delta Lambda Psi , a "gender-neutral frarority" for copyright infringement, said Delta Lambda Psi 's decision to open a chapter at the University of Oregon was the last straw.
When does a Copyright enter the Public Domain .
Court allows re-copyright of public domain works.
The Supreme Court upheld a law Wednesday giving US copyright protection to paintings by Pablo Picasso, films of Alfred Hitchcock, music from Igor Stravinsky and millions of other works by foreign artists that had been freely available.
Copyright can be extended to foreign works once in public domain .
Digital rights group Public Knowledge has launched a campaign to reform US copyright laws and make them more friendly to the Internet, in the eyes of the group.
Dale Leppo Article Date: 09-01-2006 Copyright(C) 2008 Associated Equipment Distributors.
So says the federal judge overseeing a major copyright-infringement lawsuit brought last year by the Authors Guild against the HathiTrust digital repository and its university partners.
The Fair Use exception to copyright does allow selective quoting from articles in order for someone to develop their own argument, and we have no problem with that.
Images copyright Allison Michelle Rachman www.amrvision.com.
03-01-2010 Copyright(C) 2010 Associated Equipment Distributors.
But throwing away that CD is copyright infringement.
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In science:

Copyright owned by the author(s) under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Licence.
Why Precision?
Copyright (1998) by the American Physical Society.
Recent developments in Quantum Monte-Carlo simulations with applications for cold gases
Copyright (2008) by the American Physical Society.
Recent developments in Quantum Monte-Carlo simulations with applications for cold gases
Copyright (2005) by the American Physical Society.
Recent developments in Quantum Monte-Carlo simulations with applications for cold gases
Copyright (2011) by the American Physical Society.
Recent developments in Quantum Monte-Carlo simulations with applications for cold gases
Copyright (2011) by the American Physical Society.
Recent developments in Quantum Monte-Carlo simulations with applications for cold gases
Copyright (2010) by the American Physical Society.
Recent developments in Quantum Monte-Carlo simulations with applications for cold gases
Government is authorized to reproduce and distribute reprints for Governmental purposes notwithstanding any copyright annotation thereon.
Optimally combining dynamical decoupling and quantum error correction
The SPM test is copyright protected, so we only provide an example question similar to those in the real test.
How To Grade a Test Without Knowing the Answers --- A Bayesian Graphical Model for Adaptive Crowdsourcing and Aptitude Testing
Copyright owned by the author(s) under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Licence.
Generalized Parton Distributions: the experimental status
Government’s right to retain a nonexclusive, royalty-free license in and to any copyright covering this paper.
Recent Progress in Lattice QCD
All excerpts given below are taken verbatim from electronic transcripts of the competition provided by and copyright 1991 of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test
Reprinted by permission from Nature (Kouveliotou et al. 1993) copyright 1993 Macmillan Magazines Ltd..
The 4.5 +/- 0.5 Soft Gamma Repeaters in Review
Reprinted by permission from Nature (Hurley et al. 1999d) copyright 1999 Macmillan Magazines Ltd..
The 4.5 +/- 0.5 Soft Gamma Repeaters in Review
Copyright may be transferred without notice, after which this version may no longer be accessible.
Semiempirical Shell Model Tabulated Masses for Translead Elements with Magic Proton Number Z = 126
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