Copyright is a form of property and is a set of exclusive rights granted to creators for their literary and artistic works. To protect a work with a copyright, the work has to be original and expressed in a tangible form. Originality in copyright refers to an independent effort in creating the work. A copyright owner has exclusive rights to reproduce, distribute, create derivatives, and perform or display his/her work. Copyrightable works are automatically protected in Turkey as soon as they are created in accordance with the Law No: 5846 on Intellectual and Artistic Works. In other words, there is no such instrument as a Copyright Registration Certificate in Turkey.
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