The Originality Criterion
Last updated: 01/15/2016
For a creation to be regarded as a work, it must have attained the high standard required of a work. This implies that the creation must be a result of “the author’s own intellectual creation”.
An intellectual creation is deemed to be the author’s own if it reflects his or her personality. The creation is the author’s own when the author in conjunction with the creation of the work has been able to express his or her creative ability by making free and creative choices.
It is the expression of the idea that is protected and not the idea itself.