Concept Week 13

Rights of property and ownership: copyright to protect media productions.

According to WIPO the idea of copyright is to protect an artistic creation, be it books, music, paintings, and sculptures. When a copyright is in action, it is illegal for anyone else to  produce that artistic creation, and anyone that does so can be fined and/or imprisoned for a period of time. When looking at the invention of copyright you can see it around every corner of the marking spectrum. A prime example of such copyright can be inventions that have been produced, like the Magic Bullet. Though unlike the protection of such inventions, copyright law will only protect the form of expression of a persons ideas, not the ideas themselves. (WIPO)

Here is a list of examples of works protected by copyright thanks to WIPO.

  • books, pamphlets and other writings;
  • lectures, addresses, sermons;
  • dramatic or dramatico-musical works;
  • choreographic works and entertainments in dumb show;
  • musical compositions with or without words;
  • cinematographic works to which are assimilated works expressed by a process analogous to cinematography;
  • works of drawing, painting, architecture, sculpture, engraving and lithography;
  • photographic works, to which are assimilated works expressed by a process analogous to photography;
  • works of applied art; illustrations, maps, plans, sketches and three-dimensional works relative to geography, topography, architecture or science;
  • “translations, adaptations, arrangements of music and other alterations of a literary or artistic work, which are to be protected as original works without prejudice to the copyright in the original work..
  • collections of literary or artistic works such as encyclopedias and anthologies which, by reason of the selection and arrangement of their contents, constitute intellectual creations, are to be protected as such, without prejudice to the copyright in each of the works forming part of such collections.”
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