Copyright in Australia is governed by the Copyright Act, 1968 (Cth).
Copyright exists for works like literary, dramatic, artistic and musical works. Copyright also exist for sound recordings, cinematograph films, sound and television broadcasts and published editions of works.
There are no formal requirements for registration of copyright, except for using the copyright symbol on the copyrightable work as soon as it is created.
There are various factors which determine whether copyright protection can be afforded in Australia. The factors to be considered are the residential status of the author, the place of making the copyrightable work and the place of first publication.
Copyright protection is given for the following duration:
Just like in Trademarks, once a copyright is created and secured, it becomes an asset of the author and can be monetised according to the author's desire.
AJ has vast experience and knowledge in corporate and commercial laws and these are his views and opinions on issues commented upon here.