Copyright protects works such as:

- literary works- novels, song lyrics, newspaper articles;

- computer programs, some types of databases;

- dramatic works- dance or mime;

- musical works;

- artistic works- paintings, photographs, sculptures, architectural designs, technical drawings, diagrams, maps, logos;

- layouts or typographical arrangements;

- recordings of a work - recorded music performances;

- broadcasts of a work.

According to a well-established principle, copyright protection extends only to physical expressions, not to ideas, procedures, methods of operation or mathematical concepts as such.