Explain dramatic, musical or artistic works sound recordings, films,

Explain
the essential features of civil law relating to copyright and
intellectual property rights and conventions

copyright
is the legal term which describes the legal rights given to authors
of certain kinds of original artistic and technological works.
copyright
law is mandated by the copyright and related rights act, 2000
(enacted 1 january 2001)
provisions
are made within this legislation in order to deter individuals from
committing copyright theft; these provisions include court
proceedings and fines.
Irish
copyright legislation, specifically the copyright and related rights
act 2000, was adjusted to conform with eu directives in relation to
copyright law and related rights.
Legislation
was also adjusted to bring irish law in line with international acts
and treaties respecting copyright, including the “World
Intellectual Property Organisation Copyright Treaty (WIPO) and the
WIPO Performances and Phonograms treaty.”
The
copyright and related rights act put in “place protections for
performers’ rights, rights in performances and databases.”
https://www.patentsoffice.ie/en/Copyright/Irish-Copyright-Legislation/

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what
does copyright law protect

original
literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works
sound
recordings, films,
broadcasts,
cable programmes
typographical
arrangement of published editions
computer
programmes
original
databases

the
owner of copyright is the author of the original work, and the author
holds that copyright as soon as their creation is put on paper or any
other fixed medium. While copyright protects original and
intellectual property it does not protect ideas – it protects the
form of the express of ideas.
https://www.patentsoffice.ie/en/Copyright/

copyright
protection

the
creation of a work also establishes copyright. In ireland, there is
no registration procedure for the owners of a copyright, therefore it
can be difficult for an author to establish ownership of that
copyright if a need to pursue legal proceedings arises. However, in
order to establish ownership an author can entrust their work to a
represenative or even mail a copy of the works to themselves via
registered post. By doing so, the individual is able to create a
timeline and a papertrail which can prove the existence of a work at
a specific date and time.