Work created on the basis of a Existing work (or parts thereof) used to create a new work derived from it. which can still be recognised in the new Intellectual property creation in literature and art (as well as computer programmes) exhibiting an individual and therefore unique character. Said individual character is the prerequisite that a work can be protected.. Derivative works are protected as free-standing works. Translations and arrangements require the authorisation by the Natural person creating a work of the original in order to be legitimate.