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Definitions related to Candian Copyright

Access Copyright -operating name of a Canadian business corporation -official name is "The Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency" -non for profit, but collects revenue -Distributes money to the right holders of works (such as publishers and authors)
Copyright -property right, related to use of own private property -deal with non-physical objects -> "intellectual property" -Example: lyrics, computer code -"right to copy" -exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish and sell a work
Intellectual Property -copyright to intangible items -Example: lyrics, story, computer code, patents, trademarks, industrial designs
Royalty -sums paid to the owners of copyright as commission for the use of their work -tariffs are fees the users must pay for using certain works protected by copyright -regulated by "The Copyright Board of Canada"
Trade-Marks -distinguishes the goods/services from one company (or person) from another -Ex. slogan, name of product, packaging, unique shapes
Public Domain -works that aren't protected under the Copyright Act (because their protection has expired or they are not proper subject matter for copyright protection) -These can be used/copied by anyone without liability for infringement
Moral Rights -recognize the act of creativity that the author has put into a work -author has 'special rights' (right of paternity, integrity, association) to that work, regardless of who owns the copyright
Performing Rights -the right to perform a work (live, recording or other) - the copyright owner automatically owns performing rights -Performing Rights Society is an organization that administers the rights to perform musical works
Plagiarism -directly challenges the concept of intellectual honesty -Occurs when handing in someone else's work as own or cites sources improperly
Fair Dealing -use of works for private study, research, criticism, review or news reporting that does not conflict with the infringement of copyright
Patent -used to protect new (useful) "inventions", but do not cover an object's artistic or aesthetic qualities
Blanket License -gives the licensee the right to perform all of the work in the repertory for one fee that doesn't vary depending on how much music is used
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