1: The individual right of authors and inventors to exclusively control creations for a time authorized in the 1787 constitution though the term copyright was not used in the Constitution.

2. The statutory ritual or rite said to be authorized by the copyright Act of 1790 to allow purchasing of the right to exclusively choose publishers for a time. This definition was used to subvert the rights of authors in the United States in 1790 but protected the rights of authors in England in 1711.

3. The fundamental right to control creations recognized in Roe v Wade will be first recognized in the United States in Neeley v FCC, et al, (5:12-cv-5074).
1. Copyright was a new term used in print in 1711 in England that was not used in the 1787 Constitution though corporate sponsorship was regulated soon thereafter by the Copyright Act of 1790.

2. Copies of artwork are not allowed in violation of the rules established in the ritual that approximates a right. e.g. copyrite

3. The right to create copies of creation without harming another's rights will finally become copyright instead of copyrite.
by CN Foundation August 19, 2012
Top Definition
Something that doesnt exist in China.
Will: Hey these new uptowns I ordered online are fake.

George: Where did u order them from??

Will: Beijing

George: Figures...
by Reggaetonist October 22, 2004
a lame excuse to rake in as much cash as one can, while keeping the others at bay
yo dude, if you break the copyright law and burn that cd, Metalica will not be able to afford that other beachhouse they've always wanted!
by earlgrey January 23, 2004
Something that's used extensively by corporations to "own" everything.
Fact: Time Warner owns a copyright on the song "Happy Birthday" that doesn't expire until 2030.
by DrIdiot March 01, 2005
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
A perfect example of a way to scam people.
Bob: Guess what? My epic video of me burning Justin Bieber's CD got me a YouTube strike because of copyright.
Ted: WTF? Seriously? They are such money and attention seekers!
by Anonymous_Pravda August 27, 2012
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