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  1. 1. • “The exclusive right given by law for a certain term of years to an author, composer etc. (or his assignee) to print, publish and sell copies of his original work” (Oxford English Dictionary) • This property right can be sold or transferred to others.
  2. 2. Reward creative efforts. “Thou shall not steal” time → Negative right: prevent copying/reproduction encourage dissemination of copyrighted works = public interest
  3. 3. Literary works Dramatic works Musical works Artistic works
  4. 4. • Automatic protection • Available for: – Published works – Unpublished works
  5. 5. Copyright law assures ownership, which comes with exclusive rights: Make copies of the work Distribute copies of the work Perform the work publicly Display the work publicly Make derivative works (e.g. book or movie)
  6. 6. The Copyright Act, 1957(Act No. 14 of 1957) governs the laws & applicable rules related to the subject of copyrights in India. All copyright related laws are governed by the Copyright Act, 1957.
  7. 7. 1911 1914 1957 1984
  8. 8. 1992 2012 1999 1994
  9. 9. Valid from 21 January 1958 Created Copyright Office and Copyright Board Introduced civil and criminal remedies against infringement
  10. 10.  Performing rights societies’ rights (for instance, music royalties) Definition of categories in which copyright actually subsists International copyright Definition of infringement
  11. 11. Objectives: Berne and Universal Copyright Conventions grant of compulsory licences by developing countries, publication by deceased authors 1984 Act: discouraging and preventing widespread video piracy.
  12. 12. Depends on nature of work/owner of copyright and whether the work has been published Most works: 60 years Broadcast Reproduction: 25 years
  13. 13. • “Universal Access” to research, education and culture. • Provides a free, public, and standardized infrastructure that creates a balance between the reality of the Internet and the reality of copyright laws.
  14. 14. The 2012 amendments make Indian Copyright Law compliant with the Internet Treaties – the WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) and WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT).
  15. 15. • The law provides certain ways in which copyright works may be used. –Fair use –Public domain –Library privilege –Alternative Licenses (e.g. Creative Commons)
  16. 16. 1)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_commons 2)http://www.slideshare.net/sgisave/copyright-act- 1957-364848 3)http://www.creativecommons.org 4)http://www.ip-watch.org/2013/01/22/development- in-indian-ip-law-the-copyright-amendment-act-2012/

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