copyright noun definition in Legal processes topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 noun: Legal processes topic
[uncountable, countable] copyright (in/on something) if a person or an organization holds the copyright on a piece of writing, music, etc., they are the only people who have the legal right to publish, broadcast, perform it, etc., and other people must ask their permission to use it or any part of it Who owns the copyright on this song? Copyright expires seventy years after the death of the author. They were sued for breach/infringement of copyright.

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