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EtymologyEdit

copy +‎ right

NounEdit

copyright (usually uncountable, plural copyrights)

  1. (uncountable) 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.
    Copyright is a separate legal area from trademarks.
  2. (countable) Such an exclusive right as it pertains to one or more specific works.
    The artist lost the copyrights to her songs when she signed the contract.

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VerbEdit

copyright (third-person singular simple present copyrights, present participle copyrighting, simple past and past participle copyrighted)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) To obtain or secure a copyright for some literary or other artistic work.
    • 1907, United States Congress House. Committee on Appropriations, District of Columbia Appropriations, page 253:
      Every book will be copyrighted that the publisher believes will have such a market as will justify him in going to the expense of copyrighting to prevent competition from other publishers.
    • 1993, Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn, The Beast at Work, ISBN 156935006X, page 161:
      Further, Mr. Mullins writes FOR YOU-THE-PEOPLE, copyrighting to protect listings and to make a statement—but willingly shares his work for, after all, if it is not read then of what worth is a book?
    • 1997, Marc Davison, All Area Access: Personal Management for Unsigned Musicians, ISBN 0793581346, page 171:
      The sealed contents inside postmarked by the United State Post office will be proof enough of exactly when your work was completed. The disadvantage to this form of copyrighting is that your work is not traceable for anyone who is interested in acquiring information regarding copyright ownership.
    • 2002, Spider-Man (film)
      J. J. Jameson: The Green Goblin. You like that? Made it up myself. These weirdos all gotta have a name now. Hoffman! Call the patent office, copyright the name "Green Goblin". I want a quarter every time somebody says it.
    • 2006, Josh Becker & ‎Bruce Campbell, The Complete Guide to Low-Budget Feature Filmmaking, ISBN 0809556901, page 55:
      When your script is completed you need to copyright it with the Library of Congress in Washington DC (you can get the forms from: Register of Copyrights, Library of Congress, Washington DC, 20559. Request form PA, or you can download them from www.loc.gov/copyright).
    • 2008, Ann Gaines, Don't Steal Copyrighted Stuff!, ISBN 0766028615:
      Everything else that is written or created is automatically copyrighted.
    • 2014, Jason R. Rich, Start Your Own Blogging Business, ISBN 1613082746:
      Copyrighting a name is easy and requires that you fill out a form (and pay a small fee).

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Most common English words before 1923 in Project Gutenberg: remember · fair · blood · #526: copyright · 4 · late · bed

FinnishEdit

NounEdit

copyright

  1. copyright

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of copyright (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative copyright copyrightit
genitive copyrightin copyrightien
partitive copyrightia copyrighteja
illative copyrightiin copyrighteihin
singular plural
nominative copyright copyrightit
accusative nom. copyright copyrightit
gen. copyrightin
genitive copyrightin copyrightien
partitive copyrightia copyrighteja
inessive copyrightissa copyrighteissa
elative copyrightista copyrighteista
illative copyrightiin copyrighteihin
adessive copyrightilla copyrighteilla
ablative copyrightilta copyrighteilta
allative copyrightille copyrighteille
essive copyrightina copyrighteina
translative copyrightiksi copyrighteiksi
instructive copyrightein
abessive copyrightitta copyrighteitta
comitative copyrighteineen

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NounEdit

copyright m (plural copyrights)

  1. copyright

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NounEdit

copyright m (plural copyrights)

  1. copyright