Copyright is a form of intellectual property right that legally protects the creators and innovators of original works. Copyright protects creators’ expressions such as music, painting, movie, photograph, writings etc. Individuals who wish to use works that are copyrighted must request permission from its creator. Copyright law allows creators of original work to be paid for them. Other forms of intellectual property rights are patents and trademark.
Patent protects innovation. It excludes others from making and selling that invention for a number of years.
Trademark legally protects brand names. It gives the seller exclusive rights to use a particular brand name.