Copyright Explained
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Copyright Explained

Copyright, also known as Author’s Rights, include Artistic Creations such as:
-     Poems
-     Novels
-     Music
-     Painting
-     Cinematographic works
All countries have Intellectual Property laws not only to protect the moral and economic rights of creators together with the rights of the public to access their creations – but also to enable the fostering of a greater creative environment through the sharing of such results - in turn leading to higher levels of economic and social development, competitiveness, as well as fair trade.
While formal protection is provided for Industrial Property in Malta through registration at the Commerce Department, Copyright works, although not formally registered, still receive statutory protection automatically once they are placed in the public domain.