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Definition of Copyright

Copyright

  1. 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.
  2. To secure a copyright on.

Copyright Quotations

I think copyright is moral, proper. I think a creator has the right to control the disposition of his or her works - I actually believe that the financial issue is less important than the integrity of the work, the attribution, that kind of stuff.
Esther Dyson

The absolute transformation of everything that we ever thought about music will take place within 10 years, and nothing is going to be able to stop it. I see absolutely no point in pretending that it's not going to happen. I'm fully confident that copyright, for instance, will no longer exist in 10 years.
David Bowie

Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.
Mark Twain

Wherever modern translations of marked excellence were already in existence efforts were made to secure them for the Library, but in a number of instances copyright could not be obtained.
James Loeb

The Internet's distinct configuration may have facilitated anonymous threats, copyright infringement, and cyberattacks, but it has also kindled the flame of freedom in ways that the framers of the American constitution would appreciate - the Federalist papers were famously authored pseudonymously.
Jonathan Zittrain
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Copyright Translations

copyright in Afrikaans is kopiereg
copyright in Dutch is copyright, kopijrecht
copyright in German is Verlagsrecht, Copyright
copyright in Portuguese is direitos reservados
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