Copyright – What Is It ?
Copyright is a form of intellectual property that gives the author of an original work exclusive right for a certain time period in relation to that work, including its publication, distribution and adaptation, after which time the work is said to enter the public domain.
Copyright applies to any expressible form of an idea or information that is substantive and discrete and fixed in a medium.
Some jurisdictions also recognize “moral rights” of the creator of a work, such as the right to be credited for the work.
Copyright is described under the umbrella term intellectual property along with patents and trademarks.
Under Australian law there is no registration system for copyright. Under the Copyright Act certain forms of expression, such as text, images and music, are automatically covered by copyright.
To achieve its objectives, the copyright system treats different uses of content in different ways.
Generally speaking, if you want to copy or share someone else’s work, you are likely to need permission (or a licence) from the copyright owner.
Some uses don’t need permission. Subject to certain conditions, these include individual research or study; parody, satire, criticism, review, reporting news and private time-shifting, format-shifting and space-shifting.
Copyright is a form of intellectual property protection giving the author of the original work exclusive right for a certain time period in relation to that work, including its publication, distribution and adaptation.
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