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Intellectual Property and Copyright Terms

Access Copyright A Canadian Copyright Accessing agency that works between the producers and the users to provide copyright protected material to the public and ensuring the owner is compensated for their work.
Copyright The right that someone has to the use and copying of their intellectual property.
Intellectual Property Protected by copyright laws. Intellectual property is an item that belongs to someone but does not exist in physical form.
Royalty The payment (often a percentage of total value) between the licensor and the licensee for rights to the intellectual property.
Trademarks Are what distinguish one company's product or service from another. Ex. Slogans, packaging etc.
Public Domain Something that does not have a copyright on it. In Canada something becomes public domain after the death of the copyright owner +50 years.
Moral Rights The rights that the producer of the copyrighted work have over certain aspects of their work even if they have given the rights to someone else.
Performing Rights Rights that the original artist, composer, writer etc. have over the live reproduction of their performances. If someone wishes to perform a copyrighted piece live they must get performing rights from the creator.
Plagiarism An act of dishonesty when an individual tries to use another's work as their own. It can also occur as a result of improper citation.
Fair Dealing Allows for the use of copyrighted material as long as that item is being used for an appropriate purpose (ex. Education) or being used for research, private study, criticism, review, or news reporting
Patent Made to protect the processes and equipment involved in new inventions. It does not cover the aesthetic appearance of the invention.
Blanket License License that grants an individual the rights to an larger body of work (ex. CD) for the same price or under the same terms.
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