Copyright in Scotland

Copyright protects your work and stops others from using it without your permission. Find out about copyright for your business in Scotland.

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Copyright protects your work and legally stops others from using it without your permission. Copyright is protected automatically in Scotland and the rest of the UK so you do not need to register to obtain it. You can indicate copyright on your work with a ‘©’ symbol, your name and the year it was created.

Copyright includes intellectual property like:

  • Writing and literary works
  • Art
  • Photography
  • Films
  • TV
  • Music
  • Web content
  • Sound recordings