"Copyright is the right to copy and publish a particular work.
The terms "copy" and "publish" are quite broad. They include copying in electronic form, the making of translated versions, the creation of a television program based on the work, and putting the work on the Internet.
A work is protected by copyright if it is a literary or artistic work. This general expression covers almost all products of creative and original effort.
All countries within the European Union are signatory states of the Berne Convention. Additionally, Copyright in the European Union is regulated through European Directives. The member states of the European Union have, following a directive, increased the term to life of the author and 70 years after their death."