Automatically vested. But who is the owner?

Ever wondered what © means or why you can find it on so many websites for example? Copyright is a kind of Intellectual Property (IP) protection that vests automatically. Yes, that’s right! As an Entrepreneur, you don’t have to do anything and your works are protected.

In this Episode we discuss the following:

  • The definition of Copyright
  • Which categories of work are eligible for Copyright protection
  • Copyright vests automatically but under which conditions
  • The difference between the Owner and the Author in terms of Copyright

The following Works are eligible for copyright according to the Copyright Act:

  • Literary works
  • Musical works
  • Artistic works
  • Cinematograph films
  • Sound recordings
  • Broadcasts
  • Programme-carrying signals
  • Published editions
  • Computer programs

Are you looking for a Copyright Assignment?

Or if you have any Copyright questions or require some assistance in protecting your Intellectual Property, feel free to get in touch with us.

P.S. Please note the correction at 4:02 – With regards to photography; the person responsible for composition of the photo is the author. The person responsible for the commissioning of (paying for) the photo is the owner.


Royalty Free Music Recognition:

Artist: Topher Mohr and Alex Elena
Song: Monks
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