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).
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How to use copyright law in a sentence
By even the loosest interpretation of copyright law, this band is a serial offender.
Swartz blurred the lines of legality, because copyright law is blurry.James O’Keefe in Defense of Taping Mitch McConnell, and Everyone Else | James O'Keefe | April 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It's hard to see the connection between the locks and the software creators that copyright law were supposed to protect.
At issue is the Librarian of Congress' decision last October to end an exemption in federal copyright law for cellphone unlocking.
And the literary form in which the recipe is published is—again in theory—protected by copyright law.Was Martha Stewart Plagiarized? Debating Patents for Recipes | Paul Campos | February 17, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
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.North America, Volume II (of 2) | Anthony Trollope
In the year 1790 Congress enacted their first copyright law, which superseded all the state laws on the subject.Noah Webster | Horace E. Scudder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