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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.
1. Of or relating to a copyright: copyright law; a copyright agreement.
2. Protected by copyright: permission to publish copyright material.
tr.v. cop·y·right·ed, cop·y·right·ing, cop·y·rights
To secure a copyright for.

cop′y·right′a·ble adj.
cop′y·right′er n.
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Adj.1.copyrighted - (of literary or musical or dramatic or artistic work) protected by copyright; "permission to publish copyright material"
literature - creative writing of recognized artistic value
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
proprietary - protected by trademark or patent or copyright; made or produced or distributed by one having exclusive rights; "`Tylenol' is a proprietary drug of which `acetaminophen' is the generic form"
References in classic literature ?
After the police had sternly reprimanded James Williams for imitating a copyrighted burglar and given him as honourable a discharge as the department was capable of, Mrs.
All that he was and was not, all that he had done and most of what he had not done, was spread out for the delectation of the public, accompanied by snapshots and photographs - the latter procured from the local photographer who had once taken Martin's picture and who promptly copyrighted it and put it on the market.
The [Copyright] Office does much more than just register copyrighted works.
4) These industries create, manufacture and distribute copyrighted (or copyrightable) works.
This guide examines best practices in fair use of online video relating to a) the commenting on or critiquing of copyrighted material, b) using copyrighted material for illustration or example, c) capturing copyrighted material accidentally or incidentally, d) reproducing, reposting or quoting in order to memorialize or preserve an experience, an event or cultural phenomenon, e) copying, reposting and circulating a work for purposes of discussion, f) quoting in order to combine elements to make a new work that depends for its meaning on relationships between the elements, g) common fair use myths.
the preparation of derivative works based on the copyrighted work;
This thoroughly 'user friendly' instruction manual shows aspiring authors how to register their work; how to maximize copyright protection for their work; how to use a copyright notice; how to transfer ownership of a copyright; how to avoid copyright infringements and effectively deal with those who infringe on their copyrighted material; the legal definition of the 'fair use' rule; how to obtain permission to use copyrighted work; how to profit from a copyright.
With the greatly expanded opportunities for instruction, research, and publishing offered by the World Wide Web, teachers often find themselves challenged by legal and ethical questions concerning the use of copyrighted material in the classroom.
In fact, there are many circumstances under which images made for reasons other than "personal enjoyment" may be used without permission, for example in news reporting or political commentary, just as it may be entirely legal to quote copyrighted writings without the author's approval, notwithstanding assertions to the contrary by presses that certainly know (and ought to act) better.
their copyrighted material and thereby supplant the default terms
Even if they could be, the Pirates were protected by the "fair use" doctrine, which permits individuals the right to freely reproduce limited amounts of copyrighted material in limited situations.
In the lawsuit, Random Lengths alleged that LowGrade was regularly and systematically redistributing Random Lengths' copyrighted reports from one company location to other LowGrade locations without payment or authorization by Random Lengths.