There have been numerous international copyright conventions some of which include; Universal Copyright Convention at Geneva in 1952. Universal Copyright Convention as revised at Paris on 24th July 1971. Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, Paris Act of 24th July 1971 as amended on September 28th 1979. [Note: The first Berne… Read more »
You should protect everything that you create and which you consider to be of value to you, or yours, now or in the future. If it is worth creating and if others would find it worthy of copying then it is worth protecting.
Once your creation has been fixed in a tangible medium of expression the copyright on your work is protected by copyright law. By registering your copyright you will have irrefutable proof of first ownership of your intellectual property. This proof can be used in a court of law in alleged cases of copyright… Read more »
Copyright can be ‘assigned’ (sold or given away) by the execution of a written document signed by the copyright owner. It is also possible for you to grant a copyright license, for a limited period of time, for specified forms of reproduction and merchandising, and in limited countries throughout the world. It can be for… Read more »
A company can never be considered as an author of a work. However, it can become the owner, if the author creates the work within the scope of an employee’s duties. A distinction between contract of employment and contract for services. In the first case the employer becomes the owner and in the second case… Read more »
Under the copyright law, the creator of the original expression in a work is its author. The author is also the owner of copyright unless there is a written agreement by which the author assigns the copyright to another person or entity, such as a publisher. In cases of works made for hire, the employer… Read more »
If the owner of the work is different from the author, the author will be eligible for the “moral rights” of the author. These rights include the right to be identified as an author and the right against the mutilation of the copyrighted work.
Only the owner of copyright in a work has the right to prepare, or to authorize someone else to create a new version of that work. Accordingly, you cannot claim copyright to another’s work, no matter how much you change it, unless you have the owner’s consent
Under the Copyright Act there is a Registrar of Copyright and a Copyright Board, which specifically ascertain roles and responsibilities. Copyright Office is an Administrative Authority and Copyright Board is a quasi–judicial body headed by a retired Supreme Court Judge.
Yes. But before that they would have to apply to the Copyright Board and obtain a Compulsory License. The Board will determine the terms and conditions under which the other person can get a compulsory license. In addition, the Section 52 lays down that certain types of uses of Copyright will not amount to a… Read more »
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