Works refer to the creative intellectual achievements in the fields of literature, art and science, which are original and can be reproduced in some tangible form. A work shall meet the following conditions:
(1) Originality means that the work must be produced by the author through independent conception and creation. Only works with originality are protected by copyright law.
(2) Replicability means that one or more copies of a work can be made by printing, copying, copying, rubbing, recording, video recording, copying and back shooting. However, no matter what method of reproduction is adopted and how many works are copied, the contents and ideas of the works will not be changed.
(3) The legitimacy of the work should be expressed in the objective form permitted by law. The creation of literary, artistic and scientific works by citizens shall conform to the provisions of the law and shall not violate the social and public interests.
In addition to written works, art works and compilation works, the registration of works also includes the following works:
According to Article 4 of the regulations for the implementation of the copyright law, the meaning of the above-mentioned works refers to:
(1) Oral works refer to the works in the form of oral language such as impromptu speeches, lectures and court debates;
(2) Musical works refer to songs, symphonies and other works with or without words that can be sung or performed;
(3) Drama works refer to the works for stage performance such as drama, opera and local opera;
(4) It mainly refers to the works of storytelling and storytelling;
(5) Dance works refer to the works that express thoughts and feelings through continuous movements, postures and expressions;
(6) Acrobatic art works refer to acrobatics, magic, circus and other works that are expressed through body movements and skills;
(7) Architectural works refer to works with aesthetic significance expressed in the form of buildings or structures;
(8) Photographic works refer to artistic works in which the images of objective objects are recorded on photographic materials or other media with the aid of instruments;
(9) Cinematographic works and works created by means similar to cinematography refer to works that are filmed on a certain medium and consist of a series of pictures with or without accompanying sound, and are projected with the aid of appropriate devices or transmitted by other means;
(10) Graphic works refer to engineering design drawings and product design drawings drawn for construction and production, as well as maps and schematic drawings reflecting geographical phenomena and explaining the principle or structure of things;
(11) Model works refer to three-dimensional works made in a certain proportion according to the shape and structure of objects for display, experiment or observation.
What works can not be registered?
(1) Works that are prohibited from publication and dissemination according to law;
(2) Translation, official resolution, law and other official documents, laws and regulations of the state;
(3) News and current affairs;
(4) Calendar, general number table, general table and formula;
(5) Works beyond the term of protection.
Who can apply for work registration?
(1) The author, the natural person, legal person or other organization that creates the work;
(2) Other copyright owners include those who have acquired copyright through transfer, inheritance and inheritance.
The applicant can apply for registration directly or entrust an agent to handle the application.
How to apply for copyright registration?
After the author, other copyright owners or their agents submit the registration application materials to the copyright registration department of China Copyright Protection Center and pay the corresponding fees, the registration authority shall accept and review the application materials, and issue the copyright registration certificate to those who meet the registration requirements and have complete application materials.
How long is the processing time limit of copyright registration?
It shall be completed within 30 working days after the registration agency accepts the registration application. If the supplementary materials are needed, the applicant shall complete the supplement and correction within two months after receiving the notice of supplement and correction, and the registration authority shall complete the supplement and correction within 30 working days after receiving the required supplementary materials.