What are rights related to copyright?

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Intellectual property rights can be defined as the rights given to people over the creations of their minds. They usually give the creator an exclusive right over the use of his/her creations for a certain period of time. Intellectual property rights are traditionally divided into two main categories- Copyright and rights related to copyright Industrial… Read more »

Why should one register for Copyright?

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Copyright comes into existence as soon as a work is created and no formality is required to be completed for acquiring Copyright in India. However, certificate of registration of Copyright and the entries made therein serve as a prima facie evidence in a court of law and therefore, would help in establishing authorship and also… Read more »

What is covered under Copyright?

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A copyright gives certain exclusive rights to persons who create original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works. Copyrightable works include the following categories: Literary works Musical works, including any accompanying words Dramatic works, including any accompanying music Pantomimes… Read more »

What is the procedure for registration of a work under the Copyright Act, 1957?

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The procedure for registration is as follows: a) Application for registration is to be made on Form IV ( Including Statement of Particulars and Statement of Further Particulars) as prescribed in the first schedule to the Rules ; b) Separate applications should be made for registration of each work; c) Each application should be accompanied… Read more »

Is it necessary to register a work to claim copyright?

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No. Acquisition of copyright is automatic and it does not require any formality. Copyright comes into existence as soon as a work is created and no formality is required to be completed for acquiring copyright. However, certificate of registration of copyright and the entries made therein serve as prima facie evidence in a court of… Read more »

What is the scope of protection in the Copyright Act, 1957?

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The Copyright Act, 1957 protects original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and cinematograph films and sound recordings from unauthorized uses. Unlike the case with patents, copyright protects the expressions and not the ideas. There is no copyright protection for ideas, procedures, methods of operation or mathematical concepts as such (Please see Article 9.2. of… Read more »

What is copyright?

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Copyright is a right given by the law to creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and producers of cinematograph films and sound recordings. In fact, it is a bundle of rights including, inter alia, rights of reproduction, communication to the public, adaptation and translation of the work. There could be slight variations in… Read more »

What is copyright?

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Copyright is a right given to creator or owner of an artistic, literary or dramatic work to reproduce work for publication and performance in public.

Can an Idea be copyright?

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No, an idea which is not expressed in a tangible form is not protected under Copyright.