When someone creates a literary and artistic work which is original and requires a significant mental activity and then the literary and artistic work can be protected by copyright laws. Examples of such literary and artistic work includes include computer software, art, poetry, graphic designs, musical lyrics and compositions, novels, film, original architectural designs, website content, etc.
Copyright protection provides the creator with complete authority of deciding whether or not or to what extent the work could be copied and re-used. This means, the creators of original literary and artistic work and anyone they give authorization, are the only ones with the exclusive right to reproduce the work.
Copyright protection empowers the creator of the original work to profit from your creative assets. They can sell their copyrighted assets and lease them in exchange for license fees and loyalties.