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What works are protected by Copyright ?

A work is protected by copyright by virtue of the mere fact of its creation (without the need for deposit) provided that it is the original work, i.e. that it bears the mark of the author’s personality.

Copyright only protects expression, not ideas.

The rework of an idea or artistic concept is not prohibited by the Intellectual Property Code: there is only infringement of copyright in cases where the work is reproduced, in part or in whole.

Article L112-1 of the Intellectual Property Code provides for the protection of: “the rights of authors in all intellectual works, regardless of their form of expression, merit or purpose”.

The following, in particular, are protected by copyright: paintings, sculptures, photographs, plans, sketches, collages, architectural and cinematographic works, books, lectures, choreographic works etc.