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Copyright is conferred by completing the creation of a work of literature, science or art and has force virtually worldwide. Formal registration is not necessary. It is, however, recommendable to deposit the work, so that the time of its creation can be reliably demonstrated later.

The only prerequisite for obtaining copyright protection is a sufficient level of creativity. Computer programs, technical drawings etc. are also works in the sense of copyright. For example, the source code of a computer program and the visual design of the computer program are protected by copyright law.

The right to copy or display the work lies exclusively with the author. Copyright expires 70 years after the death of the author.