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What is copyright?

Copyright laws grant authors, artists and other creator’s protection for their literary and artistic creations, generally referred to as ‘works’. Copyright does not protect ideas. Rather, it protects the expression of ideas. In Australia, the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) protects all original literary works, dramatic works, musical works, artistic works, sound recordings and films broadcast by an Australian or first published in Australia.

Copyright is automatic upon the creation of a work. As a result, no registration is required. However, since so many things are protected by copyright, it is important you are sure of your position under the law before you deal with, create or publish any material that might be protected under the law.

How can Sajen Legal help you with your copyright issues?

Explosive online growth and technological change over the past 20 years have seen copyright become a particularly complex global issue. At Sajen Legal, we can help you establish your rights under the law in relation to any works you have created that may be protected by copyright, both within Australia and internationally. We can draft publication and licensing agreements. Our litigation team can provide legal advice on enforcement of copyright, as well as on anti-pirating strategies. We can also advise you if you have been accused of copyright infringement.


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