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.
Creative Commons is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share.
A creative work is a manifestation of creative effort including but not limited to artwork, literature, music, and paintings. Creative works have in common a degree of arbitrariness, such that it is improbable that two people would independently create the same work.
a permit from an authority to own or use something, do a particular thing, or carry on a trade.
the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
the practice of attacking and robbing ships at sea.
the state of belonging or being available to the public as a whole, and therefore not subject to copyright.
(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.