A claim made by a concept's creator or owner that said concept is theirs and theirs alone. Use of copyright is protected legally, but many people feel that the concept is ethically invalid - leading to the rise of Internet file-sharing. Often cited using a © symbol, followed by a year.
"This essay is copyright 2003, Blaine Capatch."
by MarkusRTK January 22, 2004
An abuse of power regarding who gets the highest share of a royalty; pseudonym for laws designed to consolidate information access, usually in an attempt to disenfranchise those who would need the access the most.
The music industry self-servingly calls for strong copyright enforcement.
by J. G. January 23, 2004
The right to copy. Mistaken by corporate fatasses as a way of preventing the sharing of material, especially material bought by someone else.
There goes the RIAA with its bullshit copyright laws. It's trying to say that I don't own all the music CDs I bought because it burned the songs onto them.
by AYB May 14, 2003