Copyrights are given to an author, owner or performer for the protection of one's own original expression of idea reduced or transformed into material form. Such expressions include artistic, literary or musical works, sound recordings, films, dramas, broadcasts as well as derivatives thereof.
Copyrights are automatic rights, they exist once the artistic work is created or recorded. Hence, one is not required to register his work in order to obtain his rights. However, recordation of copyright can grant further protection in many ways, especially in legal proceedings with regard to ownership issues. In countries under the Berne Convention, copyright protection would last for the lifetime of the author plus 50 years after his death. For certain works such as broadcasts in Malaysia, the duration would be computed differently.
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