- Copyright is a legal protection given to the authors of original literary,musical,or artistic works.
- It gives the right to reproduce,display,or produce derivative works from the protected item.
- It also gives the right to sue to collect damages if someone else infringes the copyright from the time the work was created until 70 years after the authors death.
What can be copyrighted?
¨Books, movies, software, music, databases plays pantomimes. Dances, sculptures, graphics, architectural designs etc