Derivative Work Rights Law and Legal Definition

Derivative work rights are part of copyright which includes the right to alter content of an original work, take extracts from it, combine it with another work, translate it into another language, or otherwise create a new work from an existing piece of content. An owner of a creative work has absolute right to create a derivative work, which are new versions of the original work. Derivative rights come into existence automatically upon creation of an artistic, literary or any other creative work. These rights give protection to an artist from having his/her original work altered or used by another artist, without his/her consent.