Recognition and protection for your work
Works protected by Copyright
Copyright protection can apply to original creative, intellectual or artistic work in the fields of science, literature, music, visual arts, architecture, theatre, and film. Computer programmes (software) and databases, due to the choice and arrangement of materials, are also considered intellectual creations of their author.
The law provides for numerous types of protected works, but in order to be eligible for copyrighting all must meet certain basic requirements: they must be original, they must be creative, and they must be expressed in some form or fashion (namely, they cannot remain mere thoughts or ideas).
Authors automatically gain rights when they create the work, without any need to file official paperwork. There are two categories of rights: moral rights, which are inalienable, and property rights, which may instead be subject to petitions for disposition by the author.
Property rights grant the exclusive right to make a work public, the exclusive right to exploit the work financially, and the right to reproduce and distribute it in any form or authorise others to do so.