Copyright definition

What does Copyright mean?

Copyright is a form of intellectual property protecting artistic or creative works such as books and other written material, drama, music, art, sound and video recordings, broadcasts and software. Copyright protects the expression of information or an idea, not the information or idea itself.


Any property right over certain creative works, which grants exclusive right to the owner.
Copyright is created by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and enables the owner to exclude others from, amongst other things, reproducing, issuing copies to the public, publically performing the work and communicating it to the public.

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