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  • Patents

    A system of registration of unique processes, products and inventions. Brunelleschi may have received the first patent from the Florentine authorities in 1421 for a ship-loading crane, but the…

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  • Parody

    A literary or artistic work that imitates the characteristic style of an author or a work for comic effect or ridicule, a risky defence in copyright. The Glossary of IP Terms was prepared by…

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  • Proprietary

    When used in connection with a software programme owned by a company, it indicates that the programme is formatted so it does not allow access to its source code and cannot be adapted. The Glossary…

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  • Public Domain

    Once copyright has expired in a work it is theoretically in the public domain and available for anyone to use, regardless of copyright. However, practices of restricting access can render the…

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  • Rights Holder

    This may be the original author, their relatives if deceased or, if they have assigned their copyright, it may be a publisher or other commercial entity purely associated with exploitation of the…

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  • Rescension

    A term coined by Lawrence Liang as a potential model for appropriation practices. 'It is a work created through a modification, adaptation, addition, or use of an existing work. It is not treated…

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  • Royalties

    The capitalisation of the thought processes that created the work, commonly a proportion of the profit from publication assigned to an author on each publication. The amount will be determined…

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  • Trade Marks

    A trade mark allows traders to protect their brand signifiers in order that consumers can recognise their product. It must be registered, distinctive and not deceptive or contrary to law or morality…

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  • Treaties

    Various international treaties govern world trade copyright arrangements, ostensibly to reduce inter-jurisdictional disputes. Most but not all nations co-operate with these treaties. The main treaties…

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  • Verbatim Copy

    A full and complete copy without any changes. A pure copyist cannot claim copyright. The Glossary of IP Terms was prepared by Sarah Andrew of Arts Council England. Photo credit: Brian Teutsch…

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