Copyright protects the original and tangible works of creators from being used by others without permission. Copyright exists automatically once the work is created and no registration is required. It is a good practice to insert the copyright symbol © on a piece of work with the name as well as year in which it is created to remind others that copyright exists.
By providing exclusive rights to copyright owners to control the use of their work, they are encouraged to put in greater effort, time and energy into their creation. As such, more creative works that are of benefit to society and individuals will be produced. We can play our part in respecting the works of others by seeking permission from the copyright owners to use their works.