1. Technical drawings, diagrams, plans, computer programmes and similar items enjoy copyright protection.
2. Copyright protects creativity in the choice and arrangements of words, musical notes, shapes (including technical drawings and diagrams) etc., i.e. only the manner or form in which ideas, concepts and information are expressed, but not the ideas, concepts and information itself. It primarily protects against those who copy original works of authorship, i.e. who take and use the form in which the original work was expressed by the author. It is regulated by the Copyright Act, 1978.