Category: Copyright

Moral Rights Under Copyright-An Empowering Provision To The Personal Rights

Natural Rights of a person are the rights available to each human by virtue of being a human. Irrespective of any statute, such rights are available to every person in order to facilitate a decent, humane standard of living. The broad ambit of Natural rights encompasses the concept of Personal Rights. Personal Rights includes the … Continue reading Moral Rights Under Copyright-An Empowering Provision To The Personal Rights

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Copyright Law In India

Elucidating copyright law in layman’s terms, whenever a person produces a unique work, he is inevitably granted the sole ownership of the work, having absolute right over the same. Nevertheless, the owner has the authority to either transfer his rights to any other person or keep the ownership to himself, restricting others from copying or … Continue reading Copyright Law In India

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The Copyright Conundrum In Stand-Up Comedy Scenario In India

Stand-up Comedy is one of the most amazing forms of art to have ever existed. The element of humour is the soul of this marvellous art form, and therefore, it is bound to enthral everyone, or at least almost everyone (there’s always that one person). In India, the Stand-up comedy culture is enjoying its fair … Continue reading The Copyright Conundrum In Stand-Up Comedy Scenario In India

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Computer Programme – Infringement Of Indian Copyright Act 1957

Computer Programme – Infringement of Indian Copyright Act 1957, A computer programme can be defined as the instructions that are given to the computer in order to accomplish the desired outcome. The Indian Copyright Act, 1957 (hereinafter referred to as “the Act”) governs copyright protection in India and extends protection to computer programme under the category … Continue reading Computer Programme – Infringement Of Indian Copyright Act 1957

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Are Memes Protected By Copyright Law ?

The social media trends change very fast, almost every day but one thing that hasn’t lost its charm over the years is the consumption of memes on social media. Even if someone avoids the Internet and social media, they are almost certain to have come across funny memes somewhere or the other whether in print … Continue reading Are Memes Protected By Copyright Law ?

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Authorship In An Impromptu Performance Under Indian Copyright Act

INTRODUCTION If a singer, at a concert, was to sing in a melodious way under indian copyright act, in an impromptu manner, i.e., there were no prior existing lyrics or melody, would such a singer be considered an author of the lyrics and the music, apart from being a performer? Interestingly, a lot of thought … Continue reading Authorship In An Impromptu Performance Under Indian Copyright Act

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Works In ‘Public Domain’ When Copyright Expires: An Overview

Introduction Literary, theatrical, musical, artistic, and architectural works, as well as films and sound recordings, are all protected under copyright law. In addition, Indian Copyright law defines ‘literary works’ to include books, computer programs, compilations, and tables as part of the definition. The law, on the other hand, does not use the availability of content … Continue reading Works In ‘Public Domain’ When Copyright Expires: An Overview

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Who Is The Rightful Owner As Per The Indian Copyright Regime?

In the film industry, there has been a recent trend of remakes of old or successful films. A remake is a film that is based on the same tale as the original, but with modernization or updating features, as opposed to a sequel (such as a Spiderman or Lethal Weapon chapter), which places the same … Continue reading Who Is The Rightful Owner As Per The Indian Copyright Regime?

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Software Copyright Registration: U.S. Perspective

INTRODUCTION Understanding the breadth of protection granted by a registration (which is crucial in selecting what should be registered), dealing with claim restrictions for derivative works, and the deposit required are all part of the Software Copyright Protection procedure. Although registration is not required for copyright protection to exist, it is required to file a … Continue reading Software Copyright Registration: U.S. Perspective

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Who Can Grant A Copyright License In Respect Of Creative Works: A Conundrum Unresolved

Introduction: The 2012 Amendment to the Copyright Act imposed onerous obligations on “providing or giving license” in respect of the above-mentioned works [in addition to the obligations imposed by the Copyright (Amendment) Act, 1994 (1994 Amendment)]. Section 33 of the Act, added by the 1994 Amendment, stated that only copyright societies are permitted to issue … Continue reading Who Can Grant A Copyright License In Respect Of Creative Works: A Conundrum Unresolved

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