Copyright is a legal term describing rights given to creators for their literary and artistic works. It is an automatic right which protect for the expression of an idea only, not for the idea itself.

Copyright allows the creator or author to protect his or her original work and stops others from using the work without his or her permission. It also gives the creator or author or owner the right to exploit the work and gain economic benefit. In addition, it gives the right to take legal action, claim damages in case of infringements or violation and to object if the work is distorted or mutilated.

Copyrights Law gives the author of a work a bundle of exclusive rights over his work for a limited period of time. This rights enable him to control the use of his work in a number of ways and to receive remuneration.

It’s protect the owner but two ways likely:

Economic rights:

Which allow the rights owner to derive financial reward from the use of their works by others; and

Moral rights:

Which protect the non-economic interests of the author.

Beside that copyright is a law that gives one’s ownership over the things he creates the ownership that it grants comes with several rights that, as the owner, have exclusively:

  • to reproduce the work
  • to prepare derivative works
  • to distribute copies
  • to perform the work, and
  • to display the work publicly.

This intangible rights becomes effective as soon as the work becomes fixed, i.e. written down, recorded etc. on a tangible format.

The sort of works Copyright can protect:

Copyright can protect a wide variety of original and / or creative expression, such as novel, poetry music, painting, photographs, sculptures, architecture, films, computer programs, video games, original databases, etc. In most countries, copyright also protects sketches, diagrams, maps and logos, layouts, song lyrics, newspaper articles, dramatic works, dance or mime, musical works, paintings, drawings or designs of manufactured products.

How Copyright can be protected?

The copyright owner may mark his or her work with the © symbol, followed by the name of the Copyright owner and the year in which the work was created. This will indicate who the Copyright owner is and also let others know when the term of Copyright protection ends.

One should only copy or use a work protected by Copyright with the copyright owner’s permission.

Benefits of copyright protection.

Through the implementation of high-end technology NB & Associates able to perform efficiently at all times. However, a work is protected by copyright the moment it is created, but if you want to enforce that copyright in a court, you need to register it.