Etymology
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copyright (n.)

"the exclusive right to make and sell copies of an intellectual production," 1729, from copy (v.) + right (n.). As a verb, "to secure a copyright of," from 1806 (implied in past-participle adjective copyrighted).

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Definitions of copyright
1
copyright (v.)
secure a copyright on a written work;
did you copyright your manuscript?
2
copyright (n.)
a document granting exclusive right to publish and sell literary or musical or artistic work;
Synonyms: right of first publication
From wordnet.princeton.edu