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Guide to Copyright Protection in South-East Asia

Copyright is an intellectual property right (IPR), which entitles the owners of literary and artistic works to a set of exclusive rights over their works. These rights include copying, translating, adapting and altering, communicating and performing to the public, distributing, renting and lending copies of the copyrighted works. Well protected copyrights are essential for successful operation for many business sectors, including creating industries and computer gaming.

This guide walks you through registration processes and strategies for effective copyright protection across Southeast Asia.