- cop|y|right «KOP eh RYT», noun, verb, adjective.–n.the exclusive right to publish or sell and otherwise control a book, play, poem, picture, piece of music, or other original work that can be reproduced by printing, playing, or stamping, granted by a government for a certain number of years (in the United States until 1978, it was 28 years, renewable for another 28; after December 1977, the term of copyright is the lifetime of the author plus 50 years). Abbr: c.–v.t.to protect (a literary, musical, or artistic work) by getting a copyright.–adj.protected or secured by copyright: »
a copyright song.–cop´y|right´a|ble, adjective.
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