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Copyright does NOT protect ideas or mere fact. This includes procedures, systems, method of operation, concept, principle, discovery or mere data, whether expressed, described, explained or illustrated or embodied in a work.  In addition, any other text of a legislative, administrative or legal nature or any official translation thereof is not protected.

Examples include:  National Gazette, a new system of voting, a card index system for filing employee’s details of name and address, registration forms for incorporating a company etc.