A poem, painting, musical score, performer's performance, computer program, all these are valuable creations with immeasurable worth. Some may earn a lot of money in the marketplace and others, none at all. Regardless of their merit or commercial value, Canadian law regards all such original creative works to be copyright material. This means that if you own the copyright in a poem, song, or other work, you have a number of rights which are protected under the Copyright Act.
Added on February 07, 2005