The definition of a copyright is the exclusive right to make copies, sell or market works of art, music and literature.(noun)
An example of copyright is the protection against selling Madonna's music as your own.
Copyright is defined as obtaining the exclusive right to sell and distribute a piece of art, literature and music.(verb)
An example of copyright is what the United States Copyright Office does.
See copyright in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: copy + right
See copyright in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun Abbr. c. or cop.
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