Copyright protects the originality of the work and provides exclusive rights to its owner(s) which include reproduction rights, adaptation or translation of the work or publishing in public.
They are not limited to works of literature like plays, novels or poems and instead include all forms of written documents.
Works like technical books, scripts, research work, computer programs or database, thesis also form a part of the literary work.
For example – Madeline and the Wedding is a copyrighted script of the animated show Madeline Series.
They are similar to literary works but include a piece of recitation. Works like choreography, the arrangement of play, scenic arrangement come under Dramatic type of copyright works.
Copyright protection covers works of art. These include paintings, sculptures, graphics, drawings, maps, charts, photographs, caricatures and cartoons.
For example – Tom and Jerry are famous copyrighted cartoon characters.
They can be protected in two different ways. The lyrics of a song fall under literary work while the music tune (notation) can be protected under musical works. They need to be submitted in a written format.
Both non-musical and musical sound recording can be protected by copyright, regardless of the medium of storage. They include recorded speech, podcasts, interviews, soundtracks, speeches.
All sorts of music created automatically falls under copyright protection.
A cinematographic work is a combination of both video films and sound recording. Any work recorded with moving visuals or images, with or without a sound recording is considered a cinematographic film.
For example – Computer Games, Feature Films or Animation Movies.
It is one of the public licenses which allow people to share, reproduce or make changes to a copyrighted work. It is donated by ‘CC’ symbol which means that the owner of the work gives full rights to the general public.
However; there are different types of licenses which fall under Creative Commons.
There are a few exclusions which cannot be protected under Copyright Registration.