Copyright protects ideas in their expressed forms (e.g., words and illustrations). Ideas alone are not covered. Works that are protected by copyright include novels, computer programs, plays, sheet music, and paintings, among others. Generally, the author of a copyrighted work has the right to reproduce, publish, perform, communicate and adapt their work. These exclusive rights form the bundle of rights that we call 'copyright,' which gives owners the right to control the commercial exploitation of their work.
The following may be protected under copyright law:
What is not protected by copyright?
When an artistic work, such as a drawing or a sculpture, is applied to a product and industrially produced (i.e., more than 50 copies of the products are made), copyright protection will no longer cover that artistic work. It may be protected as a registered design under the Registered Designs Act if the registration criteria are met.
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