A copyright is a protection given to any original literary, scientific and artistic works, irrespective of their medium, such as books, brochures and other written works, conferences and musical compositions. Computer programs can also be copyrighted.
Performances by performing artists (actors, singers, musicians, dancers), the sound or film recordings (on a master tape) and radio broadcasts are protected by related rights called neighbouring rights.
Protection does not require registration. However, we recommend keeping proof of the creation date and content of the subject of the protection.
Holders of copyrights or neighbouring rights can prohibit unauthorized copying, alteration, adaptation or translation of their work as well as its distribution or communication to the public (including publication on the Internet) without their authorisation.