What is a Copyright
Copyright protects works like novels, computer programmes, plays, sheet music and paintings. Generally, the author of a copyright work has the right to reproduce, publish, perform, communicate and adapt his work. These exclusive rights form the bundle of rights that we call copyright and enable the owner to control the commercial exploitation of his work.
Should you Register for Copyright?
The ownership that copyright law grants comes with several rights that you, as the owner, have exclusively. Those rights include:
These are your rights and your rights alone. Unless you willingly give them up (eg: A Creative Commons License), no one can violate them legally. So why not?
What is protected by Copyright?
Copyright protects the expression of ideas (ideas alone are not protected) such as:
What is not protected by Copyright?
Subject matter not protected by copyright include: