Author Topic: Copyright or Copywrite  (Read 5190 times)

Lin

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Copyright or Copywrite
« on: February 28, 2006, 06:26:07 AM »
Hello you righting fokes,

I have seen the words Copyright spelled in two different ways on this site - is it possible that there is a USA version? - I always thought that the word COPYRIGHT meant that without permission you dont have the right to copy this text.

So just to set the record straight can I have your veoos on this.

Lin
« Last Edit: March 03, 2006, 02:14:58 PM by Lin »

Telcontar

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Re: Copyright or Copywrite
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2006, 08:15:19 AM »
Hi Lin,

I think the words have two different meanings. 'Copyright' is the right of ownership of your copy, whereas 'Copywrite' is the act of writing, as in 'Copywriter'. I may be wrong...

Dave.

Lin

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Re: Copyright or Copywrite
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2006, 08:43:30 AM »
Welll Ive seen the word Copywrite written meaning rightful ownership of a document.  So perhaps they are spelling errors.

Lin

Telcontar

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Re: Copyright or Copywrite
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2006, 09:06:59 AM »
Hi again Lin,

I think it's a case of the writer(s) getting the words mixed up. From my Dictionary (Which I didn't think to check before my previous!):

copyright n exclusive legal right to reproduce and control a book, work of art etc. v take out a coyright on. adj protected by copyright

copywriter n person who writes advertising copy

Cheers,

Dave.

Lin

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Re: Copyright or Copywrite
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2006, 09:49:51 AM »
Yes I really did understand those two but I think some of our members may have got the spelling of Copyright incorrect,  which made me think that in the USA they spell it differently Im not sure

Do they spell Copyright as Copywrite in the USA?
Lin

Telcontar

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Re: Copyright or Copywrite
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2006, 10:00:57 AM »
Lin,

Oops! Sorry, I'm with you now! Er, I don't know the answer to that question though.. ???

Dave.

Offline goldanon

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Re: Copyright or Copywrite
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2006, 03:52:27 PM »
Lin - the members using copyright to mean written copy were WRONG and anyone using copywrite to mean exclusive rights were WRONG.
In USA it is the same as in England.  Copywrite is used for when a writer writes COPY!  And Copyright is for exclusive protection...
From your very good American speller friend, Fran (she needs to work on her sentence structure though...)

Lin

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Re: Copyright or Copywrite
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2006, 03:33:37 AM »
Thank you for that I was left wondering if I was missing something, now I understand it was spelling error.

OK cheers

Lin

sjreed56

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Re: Copyright or Copywrite
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2006, 06:21:48 PM »
Hi there, Iím new here and just getting acquainted with the site. I am from Ohio, US and no, there is not another spelling for copyright in the US. Probably just spelling errors.

Are there any poets out there? - Sherry

Dale Rhodes

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Re: Copyright or Copywrite
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2006, 11:33:47 PM »
From my pen to your heart I soar,
bearing gifts of a poet,
words of love and songs of praise,
for the name of Sherry...
which I now adore.

 ;D

Feel free to slap me...everybody else does.

Dale
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« Last Edit: March 07, 2006, 12:00:56 AM by Dale Rhodes »

Dale Rhodes

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Re: Copyright or Copywrite
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2006, 12:21:23 AM »
Want another one?

Hi Mom,
A fine book is like a fine painting.
Like Vermeers' The Kitchenmaid,
it has the power to alter perceptions,
and bring out magical feelings in a person.
I've always known I was an artist,
I just never knew the medium.
Now I do.
Looking over my shoulder,
with my very best "Blondie" smile
and a little finger wave,
I just said...I love you.
Bye Mom.

Dale
http://dwrhodes.squarespace.com/welcome/

Dale Rhodes

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Re: Copyright or Copywrite
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2006, 01:36:43 AM »
Oh...you meant serious poets.

Sorry, I don't know any of those guys.

Would you be interested in a musician? I play a mean bass guitar.

Or perhaps a pool player? I shoot a dangerous game of pool.

Or maybe a world traveler? I've been in 29 countries on 5 continents.

Or how about--WHACK!

Ouch...That hurt! Gee-wizz...Can't a guy have a little fun without getting nailed for it?

 ;D

Dale
http://dwrhodes.squarespace.com/welcome/

P.S.
Did I mention I was insane?

(duck--swish!) Okay! Okay! Cripes, I was just kidding.

Offline JamesH

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Re: Copyright or Copywrite
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2006, 05:27:07 AM »
I think Merriam-Webster may have the last word:

http://www.webster.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?va=copyright

(and that goes for UK English, too!)
Best wishes,

James Hardiman

sjreed56

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Re: Copyright or Copywrite
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2006, 09:12:20 AM »
Well, let's see Dale. I shall either report you to the moderator or give you a smiley? Hummm ???
« Last Edit: March 07, 2006, 10:00:21 PM by sjreed56 »

Dale Rhodes

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Re: Copyright or Copywrite
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2006, 10:22:17 AM »
Aw, come on...give me a smiley.

In the clause of my publishing agreement that states how many author copies I receive, my publisher added (but only if he promises to behave) and made me initial it!

 :'(

Dale
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