The WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) states that " The copyright protection will comprise expressions but not ideas, procedures, methods of operation or mathematical concepts as such" (Art. 2).
In our Text of the Intellectual Property Law (PDF) the object of protection of intellectual property is any original literary creation, artistic, scientific expressed by any means or medium, tangible or intangible, currently known or invented in the future (art. 10.1 TRLPI) .
The protection of copyright covers the originality in the expression of an idea but not the idea itself.
The art. 10.1 TRLPI makes the following list:
a) The books, brochures, forms, collections of letters, writings, speeches and addresses, lectures, forensic reports, plenary lectures and any other works of the same nature.
b) musical compositions with or without lyrics.
c) drama and drama-musical works, choreography, pantomimes, and in general, theatre plays.
d ) cinematographic works and any other audiovisual works.
e) sculptures and paintings, drawings, engravings, lithographs and comic strips, cartoons or comics, as well as essays or sketches and other plastic works, whether applied or not.
f) projects, maps, models and, architectural and engineering designs.
g) graphs, maps and drawings of topography, geography and general science.
h) photographic works and works expressed by a process analogous to photography.
i) computer programs.
The title of a work, if original, will be protected as part of it (art. 10.2 TRLPI)
Derivative works (Art. 11 TRLPI)
Without prejudice to the copyright on the original work, the following will also be object of intellectual property:
translations and adaptations.
patches, updates and annotations.
compendia, summaries and extracts.
any alterations of a literary, artistic or scientific work.
Collections and Databases (Art. 12 TRLPI)
1. In the terms of Book I of this Act, the following items will also be object of intellectual property: collections of others' works, data or other materials such as anthologies and databases for the selection or arrangement of their contents which constitute intellectual creations, without prejudice, where appropriate, aof ny rights subsisting in those contents.
The protection granted by this article to these collections refers only to its structure as a form of expression of the selection or arrangement of their contents, not being extended to them.
2. For the purposes of this Act and without prejudice in the previous section, data bases are considered collections of works, data or other materials arranged in a systematic or methodical way and individually accessible by electronic or otherwise.
3. The protection accorded to databases under this Article shall not apply to computer programs used in the manufacture or operation of databases accessible by electronic means.
A multimedia work is a form of audiovisual work that contains text, still and moving images, sounds and graphics, through digital technology, in a computer, endowed with a greater or lesser degree of interactivity. It is characterized by the fact that you can interact with it.
The multimedia work to be composed of music, sound, images, etc. May not have a uniform legal response. Each piece contained in a multimedia work will have its own system of protection.
No Intellectual property shall be the laws or regulations and related projects, decisions of the courts and acts, agreements, deliberations and rulings of public bodies and official translations of all texts above (Art. 13 TRLPI )