1 Comments Commercial law, litigation, contracts, IP, property law
I have found some information which might be useful: In order to attract copyright protection, a subject-matter must satisfy the following conditions: The subject-matter must be expressed in a material form: Copyright does not protect information, ideas, concepts, styles and methods. It only protects the expression of ideas in any of the categories mentioned above. As a result, copyright arises when an idea, concept or information is written down, expressed visually, filmed, recorded or stored on the hard drive (eg. computer, USB stick, etc). What is important is that the information or idea has been put down in some kind of data. The work must be original: The work does not have to be innovative or artistic to be original but must be attributable to the author’s skill and labour, and not copied. This requirement does not apply for subject matters other than works. Copyright lasts for 70 years after the end of the year the author died.