Last updated 8 August 2016

Moral rights apply to any work that is protected by copyright law. A work for the purposes of the legislation includes the following:

  • artistic works such as paintings, drawings, architecture, sculpture, craft, photographs, maps and plans
  • dramatic works such as ballets, plays, screenplays and mime
  • musical works such as song lyrics
  • literary works such as poetry, prose, novels (both fiction and non-fiction)
  • screenplays, song lyrics, musical notation and journal articles, letters and reports. It also includes tables or compilations which have been expressed in words, figures or symbols
  • computer programs
  • cinematograph films such as documentaries, feature films, television programs and commercials, music videos and movies.