Frequently asked questions

What is Copyright?

Copyright is a legal term describing rights given to creators for their creative works-literary,artistic,musical,cinematograph film and sound recording.

What is covered by copyright?

The kinds of works covered by copyright include: literary works such as novels,poems,plays,reference works,newspapers and computer programmes,databases,films,musical compostions and choreography;artistic works such as paintings,drawings,photographs and sculpture,architecture and advertisements,maps,industrial and engineering drawings.

What is the object of copyright law?

The object of copyright law is to encourage authors,composers,artists and designers to create original works to claim exclusive rights for a period to exploit the work for monetary gain.

How to exploit the copyright?

The economic and commercial exploitation of copyright may be done by licensing such exclusive right to entrepreneurs like publishers, film producers and record manufacturers for a monetaryt consideration. People who economically exploit the copyright are greater beneficiaries of the copyright law than the creator’s of works of copyright.

Is copyright applicable to Ideas?

There is no copyright in ideas. Copyright subsists only in the material form in which ideas are expressed. It is not infringement of copyright to adopt the ideas of another.

Who is the author of a work?

* In the case of literary or dramatic work the author of the work is the person who creates the work.
* In case of musical work the a

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