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Q : What rights does copyright provide?
The original creators of works protected by copyright, and their heirs, have certain basic rights. They hold the exclusive right to use or authorize others to use the work on agreed terms. The creator of a work can prohibit or authorize:
its reproduction in various forms, such as printed publication or sound recording;
its public performance, as in a play or musical work;
recordings of it, for example, in the form of compact discs, cassettes or videotapes;
its broadcasting, by radio, cable or satellite;
Its translation into other languages, or its adaptation, such as a novel into a screenplay.
   
Q : When is my work protected?
Your work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine or device. The copyright registration is not a must since the protection arises the moment it is created.
 
Q : Why should I register my work if copyright protection is automatic?
Registration is recommended for a number of reasons. Many choose to register their works because they wish to have the facts of their copyright on the public record and have a certificate of registration. Registered works may be eligible for statutory damages and attorney's fees in successful litigation. Registration can also serve as prima facie evidence in a court of law with reference to disputes relating to copyright.
 
Q : Is there any time limit for copyright protection?
Yes, there is a time limit for this protection. In general, the protection will last 50 years after the author’s death.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What rights does copyright provide?
When is my work protected?
Why should I register my work if copyright protection is automatic?
Is there any time limit for copyright protection?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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