all rights reserved

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all rights reserved

  1. (idiomatic, law) The copyright holder of a creative work reserves all copyright-related rights, typically including the right to publish the work, to make derivative works of it, to distribute it, to make profit from it, to license a number of these rights to other people, and to forbid these uses by any unauthorized people, thus being entitled to take legal action against infringement.

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  • Formerly used as a notice to protect a publisher's copyright.
  • Not required in countries that are party to the Berne Convention as of 2000.


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