Nature of Copyright Protection


Copyright is an unregistered right which subsists automatically as soon as the work that is eligible for protection is created and recorded on some medium.


 The work protected need not be new. However, it must be original in the sense that it is not copied from some other source but is the result of an application of effort by the creator of the work.


Copyright protects the expression of ideas but not the idea or concept underlying a piece of work. For that reason, procedures, methods of operation and mathematical concepts are excluded from copyright protection