cs executive COPYRIGHT ACT 1957 study notes

Posted on 04-05-2016        By ADMIN

cs executive COPYRIGHT ACT 1957 study notes Introduction “ Copyright ” is right of artist, author, and producer of films etc., who have created a work by use of their artistic skills. To enforce a Copyright - it is not necessary to register it. Therefore, the registration of a patent is compulsory while the registration of copyright is optional. Copyrights are available - even if the work is not registered. Nature of Copyright : - Copyright is only an expression of an idea. There is no copyright in an idea. Under Copyright what is protected is not the original thought or information, but the original expression of thought or information in some concrete form. A second person can produce identical result and enjoy a copyright in that work using the same idea, provided it is arrived at by an independent process (eg. Photograph of a building can have copyright and it cannot be reproduced without permission of the photographer. However, another person is at liberty to take a photograph of the same building). If a person gives a story idea and another person develops the idea and writes a novel, the copyright will be of the person who wrote the novel and not the person who only gave the idea. However, if a person dictates the story and the secretary types it, the person dictating will be the author and not the secretary. Further, copyright is a beneficial interest in movable property. It can be transferred as any other interest in movable property. Benifits: “ Copyright ” protects the skill, labour and capital employed by the author. Its object is to protect the writer and author from the unlawful reproduction, piracy, copying or imitation. As India is a signatory to WTO governing TRIPs agreement, good number of amendments have been made to Copyright Act, so as to bring it in tune with the terms of TRIPs agreement.\ * * *

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