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Posted by Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP on December 12, 2010 in Notices

What is a copyright?
Copyright means the exclusive right to copy creative works. It covers more than mere copying, however; no one may copy, publicly perform, publish, translate, convert, adapt, record or broadcast the work, or any substantial part of it, without permission from the owner of the copyright.

What can be protected?
Copyright applies to original literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works — whatever the mode or form of expression. It also protects performances, sound recordings, broadcasts and computer programs. To be original, the work must be the product of the author’s skill and labour and must not be copied from another’s

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