Work and types of work

A copyrighted work is a personal intellectual creation. It is only the actual work that is protected: an idea that has not yet become a work is not protected. The technique used to create the work, and the style, enjoy just as little protection. Independent preliminary stages towards a work (e.g. the script for a film, sketches for a painting, etc.) and excerpts of a work are certainly protected.

It is difficult to offer a conclusive definition of different types of work, since new types are constantly being developed. Copyright law mentions, among others, literary works, musical works, pantomime works and choreographies, works of visual arts, photographic works, film works and technical representations.

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