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Access Copyright a not-for-profit Canadian business organization that ensures that individuals whose intellectual property or tangible works are copied are properly compensated
Copyright is the right of an individual to copy a work, including both tangible and intangible works, and this right allows the individual the decision of who may copy their property and under what conditions
Intellectual Property a type of copyright that deals with non-physical, intangible objects (rather than physical objects which is 'physical property') that an individual still has a right to, such as songs.
Royalty A fee paid to the owner of a copyright to receive a license to use their material, allowing someone to use it for a set purpose. For example, a royalty would would come into play when paying the author of a book in order to make their novel into a film.
Trade-Marks a symbol/word/phrase which allows different companies/goods to remain distinct from others; trade-marks are commonly known as brand-names or slogans.
Public Domain Free, public-owned works (not under copyright) that can be used without written permission from their creators. Works in a public domain often include titles, names, slogans, ideas, facts, or anything where copyright has expired.
Moral Rights An author receives special rights to their work, regardless of copyright holder. The author has the right to put their name on the work or not, and maintain the dignity of their work--no modification or distortion or use alongside product/institution.
Performing Rights Ensures that an author/copyright holder receives compensation whenever their work is performed on the radio, television, stage, or public venues. This is often done through a collective like SOCAN.
Plagiarism An act of intellectual dishonesty in which an individual claims work as their own that is actually not, or a work of improper citation, either of these may include direct copying, improper paraphrasing, or direct quotations.
Fair Dealing Allows for a balance between creativity and copyright laws, which makes exceptions to allow for a work to be copied non-commercially for either research, private study, criticism, review, news reporting, education, parody, or satire. i.e. music in class
Patent A governmental right that protects a brand-new invention or product from being created by those who are not the original author, but does not apply to any creative or aesthetic aspects of the product appearance
Blanket License A single license to allow use of all works which that collective has within it, rather than an individual/organization having to request specific permission for each. i.e. radio stations or restaurants are able to play music constantly
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