It is best defined as intellectual property and it is meant to protect the original work of authorship. This right becomes applicable as soon as the author fixes the work in a tangible form of expression. There could be plenty of works, which are subject to copyrights. It could be written works in the form of lectures, articles, and books.
Content published in the journals of Bioaccent publishers follow the guidelines of -
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. They have also taken into consideration the legal aspects in regards to license of use. They give appropriate credit to the original work and even share a link if necessary. There could always make some changes to the content if necessary, but it is always indicated clearly. These aspects help them to stay away from legal hassles related to copyright laws.