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Copyright or copyright is the right that the author of an intellectual work has over its creation.
Organs competent for copyright registration
- Literary Works -> National Library;
- Drawings, prints and works of art -> School of Fine Arts;
- Letters and Scores -> Music School;
- Short and feature films, commercials, documentaries and videotapes -> Secretariat for Audiovisual Development.
Proceedings of the copyright process
About 60 days, on average, is the period that the National Library grants the registration, valid for 70 years from the author’s death.
What is recordable
- Sermons and other works of the same nature;
- Dramatic and dramatic-musical works;
- Choreographic and pantomimic works;
- Musical compositions with or without lyrics (poetry);
- Audiovisual works;
- Cinematographic works;
- Photographic works;
- Lithographs and kinetic arts;
- Geographic maps;
- Sketches and plastic works concerning geography;
- Scenographies and sciences;
- Collections or compilations;
What is not recordable
- Normative procedures;
- Game rules or plans;
- Isolated names or titles;
- The industrial or commercial use of the ideas contained in the works.