Copyright is a part of intellectual property law. It secures the rights of the author to make the work available, be able to exploit it and derive financial benefits from it.
Copyright is divided into personal and proprietary rights.
Personal and proprietary copyright
Personal copyright – it gives the right to mark the authorship of the work and grant the author the right to decide on the first disclosure of the work. It protects the inviolability of the form and content of the work.
This right is not transferable, which means you can’t pass it on to another person. No one can deprive you of it either.
Proprietary copyright – it gives the right to derive financial benefits from the work, for example through further sale, duplication or disclosure, also under the terms of the license.
This right is transferable.
What else is worth knowing about copyright?
- You can transfer proprietary copyright to a work that has unique, original character.
- By transferring proprietary copyright, you renounce the possibility of further sales or use of your work.
- The transfer of copyright to work in some industries allows you to obtain higher income costs, and thus to reduce income tax by half.
When you should transfer copyright?
Without harm to yourself, you can transfer copyright if you create individual projects for each client. With such works, it is unlikely that there will be the possibility to reuse them, i.e. by selling the same logo to two companies.
However, it is worth to save copyright to products such as software that you want to share under the terms of the license.