Utility Right

What Does Utility Right Mean?

A utility right is the right to create copies of copyrighted digital content for necessary maintenance reasons such as making a backup copy or creating a temporary copy in RAM. A utility right does not allow for the distribution of any copies created.


Techopedia Explains Utility Right

Utility rights can also protect digital data such as computer algorithms. The Digital Property Registry contains registries of digital property ownership. Utility rights and application rights are another form of digital rights.


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