Ownership and duration of copyright

Copyright – Basic facts about Copyright

Copyright – Basic facts about Copyright

Copyright gives the creators of certain kinds of material rights to control ways their material can be used. These rights start as soon as the material is recorded in writing or in any other way. There is no official registration system. The rights cover copying, adapting, distributing, communicating to the public by electronic transmission (including by broadcasting and in an on demand service), renting or lending copies to the public; and performing in public In many cases, the author will also have the right to be identified on their works and to object if their work is distorted or mutilated. What is protected by copyright? Copyright protects original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works, published editions of works, sound recordings, films (including videograms) and broadcas... »