Copyright is everywhere, and everyone is creating copyright all the time. When you draw a sketch or write a paragraph or take a photo, you are creating a copyright work.

You create copyright when your idea has a physical expression. This can take the form of an original song you write (when you will own the copyright in the lyrics and music) or even an existing one that you perform or record (when you will own the copyright in your recording and have rights in your performance).

If you code software for a game, you will own the copyright in your code. The idea for a book you’re yet to write though does not create any copyright because it’s still an idea that hasn’t been expressed.