common-law copyright

Definition of "common-law copyright"
  1. A form of copyright protection provided for unpublished materials under the common law system
How to use "common-law copyright" in a sentence
  1. The author sought to establish common-law copyright for her unpublished manuscript.
  2. Due to the nature of common-law copyright, the rights for unpublished works are determined case by case.
  3. He argued that common-law copyright extended to his drafts and notes.

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