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What cannot be protected as a copyright

Protection does not extend to mere ideas, procedures, methods of work, mathematical understandings, principles, and abstract facts, but extend to creative expression in any of them.
Protection does not extend also to the following: 

  • The official documents, whatever is their original language or translated language, such as the texts of laws, regulations, decisions, international agreements, judgments, arbitrators awards and the decisions of the administrative committees having judicial competence
  • The news, events and the current facts, which constitute merely media news. 
  • The works transferred to public property. 

Notwithstanding the exceptions mentioned above, if their compilation or arrangement or any effort thereof is characterized by creative manner enjoys protection.