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Internet Governance Glossary


4.16 Copyright

Branch of intellectual property rights (IPR) referring to the expression of an idea when it is materialized in various forms, such as a book or other publication, CD, or computer file for which exclusive rights are recognized.


Depending on the degree of material loss, copyright infringement or violation of pertinent regulations or codes of practice through Internet misuse may be judged as cybercrime.