What is Copyright ?
Copyright is (noun) an author’s legal right to do something such as publish a book or put on a play and not to have it copied without permission Who holds the copyright for the play? She is being sued for breach of copyright. a book which is in copyright a book which is protected by the copyright laws a book which is out of copyright a book by a writer who has been dead for more than seventy years and which anyone can publish(verb) to register something as your copyright The title was copyrighted some years ago.
source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level