What is a copyright?23-05-10
Copyright (or author’s right) is a type of intellectual property and a legal term used to describe the rights that creators have over their literary and artistic works, ranging from books, music, paintings, sculpture, and films, to computer programs, databases, advertisements, maps, technical drawings, and certain other intellectual works. For someone to use a copyrighted work, they typically need to obtain permission from the copyright owner. This permission may come in the form of a license, which grants specific rights to use the work for a specified period and purpose. If someone uses a copyrighted work without permission, they may be liable for copyright infringement and have to pay damages to the copyright owner. The purpose of copyright is to promote creativity and encourage the creation of new works by giving authors the exclusive right to control how their works are used and distributed.