The Copyright Act specifically defines “every original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic work” to include translations. This classifies translations as original works and gives the same copyright protections non-derivative original works. The main benefits of owning a copyright include the right to prohibit others from reproducing your work, and the right to demand payment for use of your work. For more information, see: http://www.cjam.info/posts.php?post_id=46 What is a translation? The Copyright Act does not provide its own definition of translation. The Federal Court of Appeal has defined translation, in the context of copyright, as “the turning of something from one human language to another.” There is an.