exam time short notes on copy right act

Posted on 05-05-2016        By ADMIN

exam time short notes on copy right act Copyright is right of artist, author, producer of films etc. who have created a work by use of their artistic skills. On the other hand, Patents Act, 1970 is designed to protect inventions in respect of manufacture, machine or process of manufacture. Copyright Act has provisions to protect copyrights of foreign work also. This Act has attained special significance in view of GATT agreement. Under this international agreement, all signatory nations have to take steps to protect intellectual property rights (IPRs). It may be noted that registration of patent is compulsory, while registration of copyright or trade mark is optional. Rights in a patent can be availed only if it is registered, but copyrights or rights to trade mark are available even if the work is not registered. Copyright protection is limited to an author’s particular expression of idea, process and concept in a tangible medium. However, the law permits fair use. Copyright is only in expression of an idea. There is no copyright in an idea. Copyright protects skill, labour and capital employed by the author. Its object is to protect the writer and author from the unlawful reproduction, plagiarism, piracy, copying and imitation. Thus, copyright is negative in nature. It is not a right in novelty of ideas.

Comment :