You can copyright original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, motion pictures, songs, computer software, choreography, architecture and more. Copyright protection is not limited to works of artistic merit or those that have received critical acclaim. In fact, you can copyright an original work so long as it has some minimal level of creativity. You cannot, however, copyright facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although you may protect the way these things are expressed. For instance, singing a song from memory is not protected under copyright unless it is recorded. If you need help with a copyright, contact an experienced copyright attorney in your area.