The issue of intellectual property in general and copyright in particular is an increasingly concerned issue. To ensure the benefit of the author, the copyright owner, the registration of copyright protection is extremely crucial. However, to answer the question “How to protect copyright?, Which works are protected? Or What are the benefits of copyright protection?” The following article will somewhat shed light on this issue.
- Copyright Holder
Copyright is protected under the holder of copyright which are author and copyright owner. In which the author or co-author is a person or co-creators to create the work. Copyright owners include:
+ An organization or individual assigning a task to the author
+ The heir of copyright
+ The licensee of the copyright
- Subject matters that can be copyright protected
Subject matters of copyright protection include literary, artistic and scientific works and derivative works. To be specific:
- Literary, artistic and scientific works which are protected by copyright comprise:
+ Literary works, scientific works, textbooks, teaching courses and other works expressed in written language or other characters;
+ Lectures, addresses and other speeches;
+ Press works;
+ Musical works;
+ Stage works;
+ Cinematographic works and works created by a process analogous to cinematography (hereinafter all referred to as cinematographic works);
+ Plastic art works and applied art works;
+ Photographic works;
+ Architectural works;
+ Sketches, plans, maps and drawings related to topography or scientific works;
+ Folklore and folk art works;
+ Computer programs and data collections.
- Derivative works shall only be protected if such protection is not prejudicial to the copyright in the works used to create such derivative works.
- Copyright protection shall assure copyright holder these following rights:
Copyright protection is necessary in assuring the moral right and economic right of the author and the owner of copyright.
- Moral rights
+ To give titles to their works.
+ To attach their real names or pseudonyms to their works; to have their real names or pseudonyms acknowledged when their works are published or used.
+ To publish their works or to authorize other persons to publish their works.
+ To protect the integrity of their works; and to forbid other persons to modify, edit or distort their works in whatever form, causing harm to the honour and reputation of the author.
- Economic rights
+ To make derivative works;
+ To display their works to the public;
+ To reproduce their works;
+ To distribute or import the original or copies of their works;
+ To communicate their works to the public by wireless or landline means, electronic information networks or other technical means;
+ To lease the original or copies of cinematographic works and computer programs.
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