the exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.
(in US copyright law) the doctrine that brief excerpts of copyright material may, under certain circumstances, be quoted verbatim for purposes such as criticism, news reporting, teaching, and research, without the need for permission from or payment to the copyright holder.
The first-sale doctrine is a limitation on copyright that was recognized by the Supreme Court of the United States in 1908 (see Bobbs-Merrill Co. v. Straus) and subsequently codified in the Copyright Act of 1976, . The doctrine allows the purchaser to transfer
a belief or set of beliefs held and taught by a church, political party, or other group.
a work or invention that is the result of creativity, such as a manuscript or a design, to which one has rights and for which one may apply for a patent, copyright, trademark, etc.
a government authority or licence conferring a right or title for a set period, esp. the sole right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention.
A phonorecord is defined by the United States Copyright Act of 1976 to be a material object in which embodies sounds (other than those accompanying audio-visual recordings such as movies), for example cassette tapes, CDs or albums.
the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
the state of belonging or being available to the public as a whole, and therefore not subject to copyright.
a symbol, word, or words legally registered or established by use as representing a company or product.
a violation of the rights secured by a copyright