Copyrightgives the author of an original work exclusivefor a certain period of time.
Copyright applies to any expressible form of an idea or information that is substantive and discrete and fixed in a medium. Examples of Copyrightable material:
Movies (but not their titles)
Software (Sequence of coded instructions that direct process steps)
Copyright does not cover ideas and information themselves, only the form or manner in which they are expressed.
Copyright protects originality, not novelty. (Copyright owner has no right to prevent the independent creation of the same expression of an idea.)