The livelihood of your business can rest on the ability to stop others from copying your creations.
Copyright protects the expression of ideas and information in certain forms including writing, music, visual images, broadcasts, sound recording, moving images and computer programs. Copyright protection is provided under the Copyright Act 1968 and is designed to prevent the unauthorised use by others of a work that is in its original form.
Though copyright protection is free and automatic, consider placing a copyright notice in a prominent place on your work. Although it’s not necessary in Australia, it can act as a reminder to others. It can also be required to establish copyright in some countries.