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A copyright is the right to produce reproduce and transform any original work Copyrights are only given to original works that fall under the following seven categories Literary works Musical works including accompanying any works Dramatic works including accompanying music Choreographic works Graphical and sculptural works Motion pictures and other audiovisual works Sound recordings and Architectural works1 Under the Canadian copyright act any published or unpublished original work upon creation will receive automatic copyright protection Though automatic copyright protection is given to original works the benefits of having ones copyright registered Copyright Registration Application Page 8 9 with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office CIPO is that one receives a certificate of registration which can be used to ones advantage in the event of infringement and prove of ownership in a court law When any production reproduction transformation of a work is gone without the permission of the owner of a copyrighted work this becomes copyright infringement In cases of copyright infringement the responsibility to report this infringement rests on the owner of the copyrighted work however the Copyright Act does contain criminal remedies which apply to certain types of serious infringement or piracy The function of copyright laws in our society today are particularly stringent on copyright infringement and these laws ought to be reformed to decrease the amount of congestion in civil litigation surrounding copyright infringement in our legal system Copyright laws beginnings started close to three centuries ago When first implemented its sole function was to prevent exact replications of written work During the mid 1800s the publishers of the eighteenth-century poet James Thomsons The Seasons regularly sued producers of unauthorized or pirated editions of the popular poem since the publishers obtained the copyrights from James Thomson This was the beginning of the extension of rights given to copyright owners Eventually the function of the copyrights broadened to include control over transformation publication imitation and unauthorized usage of an original
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