Take your ideas to market

How SMEs Can Benefit from Copyright

A very wide range of creative works - such as books, music, paintings, photographs, sculptures, architecture, films, computer programs, video games and original databases - are protected by copyright.

You can really boost the value of your SME business if you give some consideration to the benefits of copyright.

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If your SME produces creative works, you can:

Benefit from automatic protection

Increase your value proposition

Earn income

Raise funds

Expand your market

If your SME uses copyright works it’s worth remembering:

Ideas are not protected, but your expression of an idea is unique and cannot be copied

You can use works created by other people

After a period of time, copyright no longer applies

Copyright works are created by people