Copyright, which is a form of intellectual property law, protects original works comprising literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as novels, poetry, songs, movies, architecture, and computer software. Ideas, facts, methods of operation, or systems are not protected by copyright, although the way these things are expressed may be protected.
Copyright prevents people from copying your work, distributing copies of it, whether free of charge or for sale, renting or lending copies of your work, performing, showing or playing your work in public, making an adaptation of your work, and putting it on the internet.
Copyright protection is automatic under international law, but in case your work is infringed, evidence may be necessary to support your claim. Also, It helps deter infringement, particularly from those who do not have full knowledge of copyright, if you can clearly show that your work is protected under copyright law. Your work may be ensured to be safe by taking some simple methods below. The first one is to ensure that your work is presented with a proper mark. An appropriately worded notice will prevent your work from infringement, as it refers that the work is protected under law. The second method is to register your work, because if your work is infringed and your claim to copyright is disputed, evidence may be required to help prove your claim. Another one is the agreement between co-authors. If your work is a joint venture, you need to make sure that where you stand, what rights you will own, and what happens when someone leaves.