Copyright exists in fixed and expressed media of original work. Various literary (including computer software), musical, dramatic, artistic works and scientific works of creative activity are protected by the Copyright Code. Related right of copyright is a kind of right similar to copyright, owned by the performers, producers of phonograms and grams, broadcasting organizations and impresarios, for their performances, phonograms and broadcasting television programs conducted after obtaining the copyright legitimately.
literary works, artistic works, movies, musical works, dramatic works, computer software, photography, sculpture, ceramic pieces, architecture, etc.
Term of Protection for Economic Rights
In general, a copyright lasts from the date it was acquired until 50 years after the creator’s death.
For co-owned copyright, it lasts from the date it was acquired until 50 years after the deaths of all the creators.
For the copyright of anonymous piece, published or disclosed piece without the indication of true identity of the creator, it lasts from the date it was acquired until 50 years after publication of the piece.
A creator can enjoy copyright protection without registration. In fact, the protection is effective automatically once the piece is made, no matter if it is disclosed or not. Copyright only protects the form or format of a piece, but not the idea, method, opinion and fact.