Copyright is a form of intellectual property, applicable to any expressible form of an idea or information that is substantive and discrete. It is a legal right that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to its use and distribution, usually for a limited time, with the intention of enabling the owner to receive compensation for their intellectual effort.
Why is it Important?
It is your legal right to protect your work and it can be used for financial reasons as well. Under copyright laws you are able to allow others to use your works for a fee, or you can sell your copyright to others for a larger fee, by using a copyright license. If someone chooses to infringe upon your copyrighted works, you are granted the right to seek legal action and providing you have necessary legal evidence that you are in fact, sole copyright owner you will more than likely be awarded financial compensation