PINTAS Intellectual Property (IP) Protection Copyright
Copyright is a legal term used to describe the rights that creators have over their
literary, artistic, musical, dramatic and sound recording works.
Works covered by copyright range from books, music, paintings, sculpture, and films,
to computer programs, databases, advertisements, maps, and technical drawings.
2. Copyright Protection Criteria
A work that is eligible is protected automatically upon fulfillment of the following
3. Copyright Protection Procedures
4. The scope of copyright protection
Generally, owners of copyright works have the exclusive rights to control:
5. The duration of copyright protection
The Berne Convention stipulates that the duration of the term for copyright
protection is the life of the author plus at least 50 years after his death. For some
categories of works, the minimum duration is shorter. For example, the minimum
term for applied art is 25 years. Movies have a minimum term of 50 years.
Countries are of course free to choose a longer term of protection. Most countries
have done so. Worldwide map of copyright term length is attached