copyright law

[ kop-ee-rahyt law ]

  1. the body of laws and regulations that govern the exclusive rights of an author or creator to make copies, license, and otherwise exploit their literary, musical, or artistic work. This website will not be held responsible for member-posted information that may violate copyright law.U.S. copyright law protects photos, and a patchwork of state laws limits the use of your name or likeness without permission.: See also copyright (def. 1).

Words Nearby copyright law Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use copyright law in a sentence

  • They were as eager as the authors—English or American—could be, for an international copyright law.

    Recollections of a Varied Life | George Cary Eggleston
  • And says I agin, "It beats all, how anybody in human shape can make such a law as that copyright law."

    Sweet Cicely | Josiah Allen's Wife: Marietta Holley
  • The price of books would be enhanced by an international copyright law, and it is well that books should be cheap.

  • In the year 1790 Congress enacted their first copyright law, which superseded all the state laws on the subject.

    Noah Webster | Horace E. Scudder
  • I was entirely unprotected by copyright law in Germany, and could, consequently, prevent nothing.

    Dramatic Technique | George Pierce Baker