What is copyright?

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Copyright is one of the main types of intellectual property. The copyright owner will have the exclusive right to use the work (with some exceptions). This allows the copyright owner to protect against others copying or reproducing their work.

There are lots of different types of works – musical compositions, sound recordings, paintings, films, photos, architectural works and more.

Have a read of what composition copyright is by clicking here.
Have a read of what phonographic copyright is by clicking here.

For info on how to copyright your own music, click here.

Check out our video below for more on copyright!

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See also:
Can I sample a copyright exempt recording?
Does copyright on a sound recording expire?
What are the common mistakes to avoid so I don’t have artwork copyright issues?

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