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 for Copyright
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Copyright \Cop"y*right`\, v. t.
     To secure a copyright on.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Copyright \Cop"y*right\, n.
     The right of an author or his assignee, under statute, to
     print and publish his literary or artistic work, exclusively
     of all other persons. This right may be had in maps, charts,
     engravings, plays, and musical compositions, as well as in
     books.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: In the United States in 1913 a copyright was valid for
           the term of twenty-eight years, with right of renewal
           for fourteen years on certain conditions. The term was
           extended in stages, and in 1997 the term of a copyright
           was life plus 50 years for individuals retaining their
           copyright, or 75 years for works created for hire.
           Further extension is still (1998) being discussed.
           [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
     International copyright, an author's right in his
        productions as secured by treaty between nations.
        [1913 Webster]

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