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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.
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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"
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