Copyright refers to a type of intellectual property law that protects creative works by granting exclusive rights to their author or creator.
As soon as a creative work has been created, it is automatically protected by copyright. This means that a saved draft of an original paper is protected, as is the final published version. Who holds the copyright? As the author of a creative work, you have the following rights over your work from the moment it is created:
You do not need to file for copyright control, put a copyright symbol on your work, or take any action for copyright protection to take effect for your works.