Copyright is a legal right, that give ownership to use the exclusive right to its owner, with some exceptions and that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to determine whether, and under what conditions, this original work may be used by others When a person creates an original work, fixed in a tangible medium, he or she automatically owns copyright to the work. This means that the original creator of a product and anyone he gives authorization to are the only ones with the exclusive right to reproduce the work.
Trademark protects the brand names, logos, and other source identifiers from being used by others for certain purposes. Copyright is just one form of intellectual property and it’s also different from the patent law, which protects new inventions.
What can be protected using copyright?
Lists of works covered by copyright are usually not to be found in legislation. Works commonly protected by copyright throughout the world include:
* literary works such as novels, poems, plays, reference works, newspaper articles;
* computer programs, databases;
* films, musical compositions, and choreography;
* artistic works such as paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculpture;
* advertisements, maps, and technical drawings.
What rights do I have as a copyright owner?
Owner of the copyright have several exclusive rights, which include
* reproduction right, which is the right to make copies of a protected work
* derivative work right, which is the right to create new works based on an existing copyrighted work by adapting or modifying the existing work (The new work is called a derivative work);
* distribution right, which is the right to sell, transmit or otherwise distribute copies of the work to the public;
* performance right, which is the right to perform a protected work in public; and
* display right, which is the rights to display a work in public.
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