is the set of exclusive rights granted to the author or creator
of an original work, including the right to copy, distribute and adapt
the work. These rights can be licensed, transferred and/or assigned.
Copyright lasts for a certain time period after which the work is said
to enter the public domain. Copyright applies to a wide range of works
that are substantive and fixed in a medium. Some jurisdictions also
recognize "moral rights" of the creator of a work, such as the right to
be credited for the work. Copyright is described under the umbrella
term intellecture property along
with patents and trademarks.
even protects some things. They act protects original literary,
dramatic, musical and artistic works. In order for copyright to subsist
in a work it must be made by a resident or citizen of Australia, or made
or first published in Australia, or has a specified connection with a
country which is a member of a relevant international copyright treaty.
They also called
upon to edit exciting copies.