Copyright can be defined as, "The sole right to produce or reproduce a work or any substantial part thereof in any material form, to perform the work or any substantial part thereof in public, or, if the work is unpublished, to publish the work or any substantial part thereof."
Copyright arises when an individual or organization creates a work and applies to a work if it is regarded as original, and exhibits a degree of labor, skill or judgment. Copyright refers to the legal right of a creator to protect his creation from any unauthorized use. Copyright is a legal means of protecting an author's work. It is a type of intellectual property that provides exclusive publication, distribution, and usage rights for the author. This means whatever original content the author created cannot be used or published by anyone else without the consent of the author. Copyright law gives creators of original material the exclusive right to further use and duplicate that material for a given amount of time, at which point the copyrighted item becomes public domain. In addition to being able to assign their copyright, license it, or use it for funding, copyright holders may also collect royalties when others use their copyrighted work.