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Examples of copyright

Copyright law protects a wide range of creations. The most obvious examples of works that are protected by copyright are, of course, text, books, art, music and photos. However, there are many other manifestations that are eligible for copyright protection.

Legal description of copyright

From a legal perspective, works of literature, science or art are also included under copyright law, whatever the scientific or artistic value of the work; however, this is mainly a legal and perhaps a rather general description. When we describe copyright in more straightforward terms, the main types of work that it covers are as follows:

  • books, brochures and newspapers;
  • theatrical works;
  • oral presentations;
  • choreographic works;
  • music (with or without words);
  • drawings, paintings, buildings and sculptures;
  • designs;
  • photographic works; and
  • computer programs.

Non-exhaustive summary

The above summary is not exhaustive. There are many other types of work that are eligible for copyright protection. Examples of these include slogans, fonts, sufficiently elaborate gaming concepts, perfumes and culinary recipes. Such manifestations must obviously be sufficiently original and innovative to qualify for protection.

Would you like to know more about the scope of copyright?

As all this indicates, the scope of copyright is enormous. If you would like to know more about copyright or would like to see a few examples from our everyday practice, please contact us using the contact form at the top right of this page.