1. (Legislation) A copyright offers the owner of original work that can be printed, recorded, or “fixed” in any manner the sole right to reproduce and distribute the work, to display or perform it, and to authorize others to do so, during the author’s lifetime and for fifty years thereafter.
  2. (Product Development) An exclusive right to the production or sale of literary, musical, or other artistic work, or to the use of a print or label. Occasionally, it is applied to a brand, but brands are usually protected by registration in the Patent and Copyright Office as a trademark.[1]


  1. ^ American Marketing Association, AMA Dictionary.

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