Multimedia is a computer based interactive communications process that includes a combination of Writing, sound, image, still images, animation, video, computer software or interactivity content forms.
On the Internet, multimedia elements are often found to be embedded in web pages. Also, modern web browsers support a number of multimedia formats. Examples of multimedia applications include World Wide Web, Adobe/Macromedia Director, Interactive TV, Computer games etc.
Copyright protection for Multimedia work: As multimedia is a combination of different elements, the Copyright protection has to be dealt in various classes. This is detailed in the table below.
Elements of Multimedia product protected as Copyright.
Intellectual Property is the Property, which has been created by exercise of Intellectual Faculty. It is the result of persons Intellectual Activities.
Thus Intellectual Property refers to creation of mind such as inventions, designs for industrial articles, literary, artistic work, symbols which are ultimately used in commerce. Intellectual Property rights allow the creators or owners to have the benefits from their works when these are exploited commercially.
These rights are statutory rights governed in accordance with the provisions of corresponding legislations. Intellectual Property rights reward creativity & human endeavor which fuel the progress of humankind.
The intellectual property is classified into seven categories i.e . (1) Patent (2) Industrial Design (3) Trade Marks (4) Copyright (5) Geographical Indications (6) Lay out designs of integrated circuits (7) Protection of undisclosed information/Trade Secret according to TRIPs agreements.