Copyright protects original literary or artistic works (the terms literary or artistic are interpreted broadly and include most plans, drawings or artworks). There is no registration procedure for Copyright protection, the rights arise automatically on the creation of the work. But beware, Copyright will not protect the idea or concept behind a work, only the particular expression of the idea. Thus, for any useful ideas, patent protection should always be considered in the first place. Nevertheless, in the case of original computer software Copyright has been found to be an extremely valuable tool.

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