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What is copyright?

Copyright or author’s right belongs to the author since the moment of creation of the work, whether the work is finished or unfinished, regardless of the work’s objective and value, its form of manifestation or shape.  

An author holds the rights to be recognized as the author of his/her work, and only the author reserves exclusive rights to allow or prohibit usage of the author’s work. 


During the entire lifetime only the author himself/herself is allowed to use his/her personal rights. The economic rights, however, in full extent or partly, can be administered by the author or delegated to a copyright collective management society.



It is not necessary to register visual works (photographs, paintings, drawings, works of applied arts, graphics, sculptures and other works of art)!