Copyfraud meaning

Copyfraud is defined as claiming that you own the rights to materials that are in the public domain.

An example of copyfraud when a person claims that they wrote Pride and Prejudice, a book that was written by Jane Austen and is in the public domain.

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(law) False claims of copyright, such as a claim of copyright ownership of public domain material.
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Origin of copyfraud

  • A compound of copy +‎ fraud. Coined in an August 2005 article, Copyfraud by Jason Mazzone, an Associate Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School.
    From Wiktionary