copywrite vs copyright : Common Errors in English

About copywrite vs copyright

You can copyright writing, but you can also copyright a photograph or song. The word has to do with securing rights. Thus, there is no such word as “copywritten”; it’s “copyrighted.”

copyright Meaning(s)

  • (n) a document granting exclusive right to publish and sell literary or musical or artistic work
  • (v) secure a copyright on a written work

copyright in News

  1. Filmmaker picks a copyright fight with “Happy Birthday”

    The copyright on the world's most popular song? A new lawsuit says it's bogus.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Ars Technica

  2. Filmmaker challenges copyright on 'Happy Birthday to You,' seeks $5 million in damages

    Warner/Chappell "wrongfully and unlawfully insists it owns the copyright,' says the class-action suit filed by Good Morning To You Productions Corp.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: The Post-Standard

  3. Lawsuit filed over 'Happy Birthday' copyright in NY- World's oldest Jewish person dies in NY at age 113

    NEW YORK – A production company making a documentary about the song "Happy Birthday to You" is challenging the copyright to the famous jingle.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Fox News

Lightning fast vocabulary building for SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT and CAT