What is Not Protected by Copyright?
Subject matter not protected by copyright include:
* ideas (e.g. a new business idea that has not been documented);
* concepts (e.g. an idea for a new game show that has not been written down);
* discoveries (e.g. a research finding that has not been known before);
* procedures (e.g. the steps involved when applying for a travel visa);
* methods (e.g. the unique solution to a mathematical problem);
* subject matter that has not been made tangible in a recording or writing (e.g. a speech or a dance that has not been written or recorded); and
* subject matter which is not of original authorship (e.g. works which contain information in the public domain such as standards and the like).