What is protected by copyright?
Copyright protects original literary, dramatic, musical
and artistic works, published editions of works, sound
recordings, films (including videograms) and broadcasts.
ideas protected by copyright?
No. Although the work itself may be protected, the idea
behind it is not.
Copyright gives the creators of certain kinds of material
rights to control ways their material can be used.
These rights start as soon as the material is recorded
in writing or in any other way. There is no official
registration system. The rights cover
communicating to the public by electronic transmission
renting or lending copies to the public;
and, performing in public.
material on the Internet protected by copyright?
Yes. Under UK law (the position in other countries
copyright material sent over the Internet or stored
servers will generally be protected in the same way
material in other media. So anyone wishing to put
material on the Internet, or further distribute or
material that others have placed on the Internet,
ensure that they have the permission of the owners
in the material.