In principle, copyright protection does not require registration; works are protected simply by their creation. However, it is required that the work be fixed in a tangible medium.
Copyright law allows protection of a broad spectrum of works, including those developed within the framework of new technologies. Despite the absence of a registration requirement as a condition of protection, an entry in the intellectual property Register is advisable because it provides qualified proof of the registered rights, facilitating the defence of those rights if problems arise. Copyright is divided into two rights: economic rights on the one hand (transferable) and moral rights (non-transferable).
Rights conferred by copyright
They are strictly personal and non-transferable.
Of a proprietary nature and grant sole and exclusive power for the exploitation of the work:
Revised text of the Intellectual Property Law, approved by Royal Legislative Decree 1/1996 of 12 April (BOE of 24 April).
At the community level there are several directives regulating the protection of certain aspects of copyright.
Through the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works Act, Paris, July 24, 1971; the Rome Convention on the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations (1961); and OMPI treaties on copyright and performances and phonograms, adopted by more than 100 countries. The TRIPS Agreement (1995).