What rights does the owner of copyright have?

The owner of copyright has the exclusive right to do, authorise, or prohibit the following acts in relation to the work:

  • Reproduction of the work;
  • Translation of the work;
  • Adaptation, arrangement or other transformation of the work;
  • The first public distribution of the original and each copy of the work by sale, rental or otherwise;
  • Rental or public lending of the original or a copy of an audio-visual work, a work embodied in a sound recording, a computer program, a database or a musical work in the form of notation, irrespective of the ownership of the original or copy concerned.
  • Importation of copies of the work, even where the imported copies were made with the authorisation of the owner of copyright;
  • Public display of the original or a copy of the work;
  • Public performance of the work;
  • Broadcasting of the work;
  • Communication to the public of the work.