the exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.
(in US copyright law) the doctrine that brief excerpts of copyright material may, under certain circumstances, be quoted verbatim for purposes such as criticism, news reporting, teaching, and research, without the need for permission from or payment to the copyright holder.
the unauthorized use or reproduction of another's work
The practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
On the Internet a Digital Footprint is the word used to describe the trail, traces or "Footprints" that people leave online.