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Copyright Defn's

Definitions of various copyright terms in Canadian terms

Access Copyright a not for profit organization that works to protect people's intellectual property by ensuring adequate compensation for those individuals who's work has been used.
Copyright a legal right to have exclusive access to a particular item of intellectual property. Literally, it means the right to copy
Intellectual Property work that arises as a result of a creative endeavour; they are non-physical items such as patents, copyrights, and trademarks.
Royalty usage-based payment that is paid for the ongoing access to a particular resource.
Trade-Mark A particular word, symbol, or phrase that identifies a particular company or product. That company has exclusive access to that trademark.
Public Domain The state of a creative work (intellectual property) as being available to the public as a whole. It is not subject to copyright.
Moral Rights grants the author the right to the integrity of the work; includes the rights to attribution, to integrity, and to association.
Performing Rights the right to play or perform copyrighted music in public.
Plagiarism the act of using someone else's intellectual property and promoting it as your own.
Fair Dealing allows the use of a copyrighted work when used with the intention of research, private study, criticism, or review. However, the original author must be attributed.
Patent the exclusive rights granted by a nation-state to an inventor for a period of time, in exchange for the public disclosure of such invention.
Blanket License used to allow an individual or business to play multiple copies of a song or songs for as many times as they would like; makes it possible for radio stations, etc. to play songs without having to acquire a license every single time.
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