わかる!著作権

Protected Work

Copy-chan, I wonder what “work” is.
Well, we hear a lot of the phrase, but it’s always so confusing.
Exactly, It’s so confusing
I feel you, I really do.
Under article 10 of the copyright act, examples of things that can be taken as “work” in the copyright act are being presented. The definition of “work” itself is presented in article 2. However, it can be rather confusing what “work” is, so some examples are preseted. The examples include, for example “work” involving words such as novels, scripts, essays, lectures, works involving music, works involving silent plays or dances, works involving art such as paintings, printmakings, sculptures, works involving architecture, works affiliating with maps that have academic properties to them such as charts, models, movies, photographs, or works involving programs.
((Examples of works)
Article 10 (1) The following gives an illustrative example of what is meant, on the whole, by the term "works" as it is used in this Act:
(i) novels, scenarios, articles, lectures, and other literary works;
(ii) musical works;
(iii) works of choreography and pantomime;
(iv) paintings, woodblock prints, sculptures, and other works of fine art;
(v) works of architecture;
(vi) maps and other diagrammatic works of a academic nature, such as plans, charts, and models;
(vii) cinematographic works;
(viii) photographic works;
(ix) works of computer programming.