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
To claim as one's own. Big corporations normally do it so people don't steal their ideas. Then, as soon as somebody does in the slightest way, they jump on the opportunity and sue their ass for an unreasonable sum of money.
Bob: Hey, I should invent that...
Bill: No, you can't, Big corporation (c) already took it.
by Moejoe January 23, 2004
Disney's biggest enemy.
A copyright lasts about 70 years i thought, and Mickey Mouse and friends are older than 70 years. So now Disney does everything to extend their copyright.
by rowanewiets December 29, 2010
Just like "employees must watch hands," this is a group of words that nobody reads. It's just a friendly reminder that the guy who typed what's copywritten will shake his fist at you if he finds out you take credit for his work.
Jim: You can't take that, it's got a copyright!
Doug: Just watch me. (copies and pastes jim's work!)
Jim: Noooo! *shakes fist at Doug!*
Doug: My name is Doug!
Jim: *KABOOM*
Doug: that showed him.
by NESMonster February 02, 2004
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
Make sure you don't mess up the stuff you're stealing.
"I have to copy this right."
by Stefan Degeest May 18, 2003
1. A seal of authenticity to avoid having one's idea and/or product stolen or ripped-off by others. This usually has no influence on secondary markets.

2. The modern definition is abused and tossed around by stupid teenagers without the knowledge that you have to buy a copyright before their said item is actually protected.
1. A small Chinese store breaks the copyright of Hasbro/Takara Transformers by repainting them different colors and calling them "Changeformers".

2. "Look at my crappy Photoshop image, LoL. Copieright by me, 2005."
by Gigan July 20, 2005

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