Copyright is a form of intellectual property law that protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works. Artistic works include poetry, novels, movies, songs, and computer software. Architecture is visual art that enjoys copyright protection. Copyright does not protect facts, discoveries, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are expressed. Chapter 13 of the Copyright Law protects original designs of vessel hulls.

Copyright is vested in a work of original effort as soon as some aspect of the work is fixed in a tangible medium.

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Tracy Jong