A Copyright is an exclusive right that stands for the creator or owner of a work, and prohibits others from committing forbidden actions in that work without the explicit permission of the creator or the owner. In Israel, copyrights are granted automatically and do not require registration. The validity duration of the protection is between 50 to 70 years after the creator’s death (depending on the type of the work). The Israeli Copyright Act defines the protected types of works, including art, literature, sound records and more. For example, a book author can enforce his copyrights upon a person who copied the book’s content. Another example is that a record company can sue a person who played their record in a crowded place without the company’s explicit permission.