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Digital Milennium Copyright Act (DMCA) - Definitions

Some Definitions Related to Copying and Sharing Files


Copyright refers to a collection of rights, including the right to copy, the right to create derivative works, and the right to sell or distribute. The copyright holder is generally the publishing company or the author/artist.


Digital Millennium Copyright Act (1998) . (Note: this document require the lastest version of Acrobat Reader, which is availablre as a free download)


A compressed audio file format often, though not exclusively, used by file traders.


Peer-to-Peer networking, a term used to describe what file sharing applications are doing.


Recording Industry Association of America , a body that represents many major music publishers and copyright holders.

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