For protection on the basis of the Copyright Act is eligible; books, photos, websites, computer programs, TV formats, slogans, architecture, industrial and graphic design etc. In fact, each original work of literature, science and art falls under the Copyright Act. There is often more copyrighted than you think.

Copyrights arise at the time of creation. No formalities are necessary for copyrights. However, it may be wise to have proof of the date of the creation of a work. An i-Depot is an excellent independent tool and can be an important piece of evidence in later plagiarism procedures.

The copyright holder has the exclusive right to publish and reproduce the work, in short, to exploit it. Without permission of this owner, in principle no use can be made of the work. To indicate that something is copyrighted, the copyright symbol may be used; © MerkWerk, 2019.

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