The Copyright Act gives the owner of copyright in a work the exclusive right to:
- produce or reproduce the work or any substantial part of the work in any material form;
- perform the work or any substantial part of the work in public;
- translate a work;
- publish the work or any substantial part of the work (if the work is unpublished); and
- authorize other people to do these things as well.
Section 3(1) of the Act lists some specific examples of these rights, but it is not an exhaustive list. Some of these specific rights are mentioned in here. Other rights, called neighbouring rights, are also granted by the Copyright Act. These are discussed here.