Copyright is the right to prevent an original work from being copied. It is a valuable and sometimes misunderstood or unrecognised right.
Copyright can apply to original literary, dramatic, artistic or musical works as well as sound recordings, films, broadcasts and published editions.
It can cover things as diverse as books, photographs, music, marketing materials, menu layouts, packaging designs, blog posts and website content.
As a business commissioning and paying for a work to be created, it is usually in your best interest to make sure the copyright in that work belongs to you.
Copyright will generally belong to the original author but there are sometimes exceptions; for example, works created by an employee or where someone is commissioned to create a work.
If you are a wedding photographer, website developer, designer or someone of a similar ilk, you may wish to make sure you retain the copyright in your work.
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