FAQ’s on Copyright

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What is copyright? Ans: 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… Read more »

A Comparative Analysis of Patents, Copyright and Trademarks

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   PATENTS COPYRIGHTS TRADEMARKS  The Relevant Indian Law. The Patents Act, 1970. [As amended by the Patents (Amendment) Act, 1999,2002 and 2005 The Copyright Act, 1957. The Trade Marks Act, 1999.   The Relevant Rules. The Patents Rules, 1972. [As amended by the Patents (Amendment) Rules, 1999, 2003, and 2006. The Copyright Rules, 1958. The Trade… Read more »

Copyright And Patenting of Software: Position in India

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STATUS OF SOFTWARE PROTECTION IN INDIA GENERAL In India, software has traditionally been protected under Copyright Act, 1957 as software programme. Computer software, also known as computer programme, has a market value and is subject to fierce competition due to a shorter life circle and the potential danger of blatantly being copied or developed by… Read more »