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Originality - If my work is inspired by an existing work, is my work protected by copyright?



To be protected by copyright, a work must be ‘original’ in the sense that it originates from the author (creator) and is not copied. It is a question of fact and degree as to whether a person has been merely inspired by another work or copied it. An original work must be a product of the author exercising independent skill and labour.




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