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Copyright Terms

Definitions of terms related to copyright in Canadian context

Access Copyright A Canadian business operating name which has The Canadian Copyright Agency as its official registration name.
Copyright -A property right that can contain a very special set of property rights -separated into 7 categories: 1) literacy work; 2) dramatic work; 3) artistic work; 4) musical work; 5) sound recording; 6) performer's performance; and 7) communication signal
Intellectual Property -anything that can by copyrighted and is non-physical. -This includes: song lyrics, computer codes, etc
Royalty -When a piece of intellectual property is copyrighted, the owner can negotiate with a company for the marketing exploitation and collect finances from it.
Trade-Marks -Any name, symbol, word, or mark that manufacturers use to symbolize/represent their company. -registered with the Patent and Trademark office
Public Domain -Works that belong to the public which can be used free of charge without written consent from owner
Moral Rights -a provision in the Copyright Act that dictates the moral rights of an author/creator. -These rights are personal -Includes: Right of Paternity, Right of Integrity, Right of Association
Performing Rights -Under the Copyright Act, performers' have right regarding their performances, recordings of their performances on tapes, cds, etc.
Plagerism -Occurs when a person copies somebody else's work and tries to pass it off as their own. -Can be considered criminal -This includes papers, essays, and assignments
Fair Dealing -The Canadian Copyright Act allows users to engage in certain activities that relate to news reporting, research, private study, education, etc.
Patent -an exclusive right granted by the government to an inventor or owner of a manufactured item to sell the item for a certain number of years
Blanket License -These are granted by societies which allow the right to perform their catalog for for a period of time
Created by: ccambrid