(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.’;
The state of having complete legal control of something; possession; proprietorship.
(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.’;
(business) Responsibility for something.
‘The successful candidate will take ownership of all internal design projects.’;
To obtain or secure a copyright for some literary or other artistic work.
The state of being an owner; the right to own; exclusive right of possession; legal or just claim or title; proprietorship.
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.
the relation of an owner to the thing possessed; possession with the right to transfer possession to others
To secure a copyright on.
the act of having and controlling property
a document granting exclusive right to publish and sell literary or musical or artistic work
the state or fact of being an owner
secure a copyright on a written work;
‘did you copyright your manuscript?’;
the act, state, or right of possessing something
‘the ownership of land’; ‘the rise in car ownership’;
Copyright is a type of intellectual property that gives its owner the exclusive right to make copies of a creative work, usually for a limited time. The creative work may be in a literary, artistic, educational, or musical form.
Ownership is the state or fact of exclusive rights and control over property, which may be any asset, including an object, land or real estate, intellectual property, or until the nineteenth century, human beings. Ownership involves multiple rights, collectively referred to as title, which may be separated and held by different parties.