Part of speech: verb

To secure copyright for, as a book.

Part of speech: noun

The exclusive legal right of authors and artists to publish and dispose of their works for a limited time.

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Usage examples "copyright":

  1. Transcriber's Note This etext was produced from Future Science Fiction No. 30, 1956. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U. S. copyright on this publication was renewed. - "Suite Mentale", Gordon Randall Garrett.
  2. The sale of books was so small that a man of the greatest name could hardly expect more than a pittance for the copyright of the best performance. - "The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5)", Thomas Babington Macaulay.
  3. Speaker " Uncle Joe" Cannon lent us his private room in the Capitol, and there all one afternoon Mark Twain received Congressmen, and in an atmosphere blue with cigar- smoke preached the gospel of copyright. - "The Boys' Life of Mark Twain", Albert Bigelow Paine.