What does the word copyright mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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) by 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 by Albert Bigelow Paine