• Copyright covers a wide area

Copyright covers a wide area

We live in a world in which, every day, thousands of books are written, millions of photographs are taken, new art is created and new music is composed. But we also live in a world in which copyright is infringed and music is illegally downloaded.

A commonly recognised area of Intellectual Property

When talking about Intellectual Property, people often refer to copyright. For many, copyright is the most common form of Intellectual Property. The copyright symbol (©) is widely recognised, but how many people really understand when you are allowed to copy text (or other forms of Intellectual Property) and when you are not? For example, how much are you legally allowed to quote or paraphrase? All these questions are answered by copyright law.

Distribution of copyrighted works

The internet, in particular, has enabled the extremely fast distribution of text and music. These days, books and music are easily (illegally) copied and distributed online. Similarly, works of art and software programs are being increasingly imitated; for many consumers, they are indistinguishable from the real thing. In addition, their distribution is often fragmented, making the monitoring of counterfeit goods difficult. Without the appropriate resources, it is often impossible (as an individual) to keep track of copies of your work and identify who is responsible for its (illegal) distribution.

Would you like to know more about Novagraaf’s services in relation to copyright?

Novagraaf is an expert in copyright protection. We know how to deal with instances of plagiarism, copying or illegal downloads. If you have any questions about how best to protect your copyright, or want to know how to find out who is infringing it, please feel free to contact one of our specialists. They will be happy to help. Please use the contact form at the top right of this page.

  • What is copyright?

    Books, art, music and photos are the most common examples of works that are protected by copyright.

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  • Examples of copyright

    The most obvious examples of works that are protected by copyright are, of course, text, books, art, music and photos.

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  • Copyright protection

    The purpose of copyright is to protect the creator against infringement, to guarantee commercial exploitation and to stimulate new ideas.

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  • Copyright infringement

    In order to safeguard your work and your income, there are possibilities to successfully take action against plagiarism and against infringement of your copyrights.

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