Typically, this legal term referrs to the individual responsible for the intellectual creation of a specific body of work; therefore, the original holder of all economic and moral rights over a creation. However, the concept behind this specific term has a much broader scope and tolerates its use to describe other forms of ownership or entitlment (ie, co-authorship, ownership by a corporate entity...). Particular regulations concerning who is entitled to hold the mentioned economic and moral rights also exist. For example, for any work created by an individual or legal entity under an employment contract –or excercising a public function– it is presumed under Copyright law (of course, unless agreed otherwise) that the right to use said creation has been transferred to the employer by the employee, by virtue of the employment contract amongst them, thereafter authorizing its disclosure, exploitation, and protection of copyright.