Copyright Q&A

What are copyrights?

“Copyright” means the moral rights and economic rights subsisting in a completed work, and Copyright Owner means the person who owns the moral rights and economic rights of such work. Copyrights come into existence as soon as a work is completed, with no special procedures or registration required. Moral rights serve to protect the reputation and prestige of the authors and the moral interests of their works. Therefore, these may not be assigned or inherited. Economic rights mainly serve to give property rights to the creators, so that they can enjoy real economic benefits from their work.