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Access Copyright This is the ability to access copyrighted material that will be compensated for to the owners.
Copyright This is the idea that the author or creator of a specific piece of work has rights to it from being copied, reproduced or sold.
Intellectual Property This type of property can be protected through a patent, copyright or trademark etc. These are generally non-physical materials.
Royalty This is the money that is paid to copyright owners for their use of the material.
Trade-Marks This is something that shows someone’s ownership to a certain product whether it be a picture, word or symbol.
Public Domain This is the idea that any work that is presented as “public domain” doesn’t require permissions to use, copy, or sell.
Moral Rights The moral rights are those that are attached to the original author/creator regardless of who owns the copyright. This includes the rights of paternity, integrity and association.
Performing Rights These rights are for those who perform a specific act. This would include singing, dancing, playing an instrument etc. Their rights include not having their work filmed and sold, distributed, changed etc. without their permission.
Plagiarism This involves basically stealing someone else’s work and claiming it as their own. This also involves not properly citing someone’s work that one is using or borrowing.
Fair Dealing This is the ability of someone to use someone’s material if they mention the source of the work. This includes the copywriters name as well in the sourcing.
Patent This is when the government grants a right for you to stop other people from making, using or selling something you have invented within Canada.
Blanket License This is the ability for someone to have unlimited access to someone’s licensed repertory for a certain amount of time in return of a profit participation.
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