Definition - What does Copyright Owner mean?
A copyright owner is the person who has the legal rights to the material that has a copyright. Typically, the copyright owner is the author of the work. However, this is not always the case. The copyright owner can use copyright law to protect against infringement or plagiarism.
Justipedia explains Copyright Owner
When a person is the owner of a copyright, it essentially means that they have full legal control over the work. The work cannot be copied, duplicated, or otherwise used without the permission of the copyright owner. Any attempt by someone who is not the copyright owner to use the material for financial gain without permission can result in a lawsuit. Legal consequences can occur if the person is found guilty of infringing on the copyright.