1.Copyright is a legal term describing rights given to creators for their creative works such as-

A. Literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works.
B. Cinematograph film and
C. Sound recordings.

2.The term “literary work” includes computer software and programmes. Copyright is a kind of intellectual property. The important of such right has been increased in recent times due to the rapid technology developments in the field of printing, music, communication,
entertainment and computer based information technology.

3.The object of copyright law is to encourage authors, computers, artists and designers to claim exclusive rights for a limited period to exploit the work for monetary gain. Copyrights in India are governed under the Copyright Act,1957.Registration is not compulsory under the Act. Copyright subsists as soon as work is created.

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