What is the Difference Between Patents and Copyrights?

Patents Copyrights

A patent is a right, granted by government, to exclude others from making, using, or selling your invention in Canada.

Copyright is the exclusive right to copy a creative work or allow someone else to do so and applies to all original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works. These include books, other writings, music, sculptures, paintings, photographs, films, plays, television and radio programs, and computer programs

What can you patent: Inventions, e.g. Industrial designs etc

What can you copyright: Creative work, e.g. Music, Paintings, Photographs etc

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