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copyright

noun

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the legal right to be the only one to reproduce, publish, and sell a book, musical recording, etc., for a certain period of time
  • His family still holds the copyright to his songs.
  • laws that protect copyrights

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The first known use of copyright was in 1735

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“Copyright.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/copyright. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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