There are two types of rights under copyright:
economic rights, which allow the rights owner to derive financial reward from the use of his works by others; and
moral rights, which protect the non-economic interests of the author.
Most copyright laws state that the rights owner has the economic right to authorize or prevent certain uses in relation to a work or, in some cases, to receive remuneration for the use of his work (such as through collective management). The economic rights owner of a work can prohibit or authorize:
its reproduction in various forms, such as printed publication or sound recording;
its public performance, such as in a play or musical work;
its recording, for example, in the form of compact discs or DVDs;
its broadcasting, by radio, cable or satellite;
its translation into other languages; and
its adaptation, such as a novel into a film screenplay.
Examples of widely recognized moral rights include the right to claim authorship of a work and the right to oppose changes to a work that could harm the creator's reputation.