Copyright in a nutshell
By Team Legistify / 2016-06-28
Indian copyright law is at equality with the worldwide guidelines as contained in TRIPS. The (Indian) Copyright Act, 1957, as per the revisions in the year 1999, completely mirrors the Berne Convention for Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, 1886 and the Universal Copyrights Convention, to which India is a gathering. India is additionally a gathering to the Geneva Convention for the Protection of Rights of Producers of Phonograms and is a dynamic individual from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

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Copyright aims at providing protection to authors (writers, artists, music composers, etc.) on their creations. Such creations are usually designated as“works”.

Indian copyright law is at equality with the worldwide guidelines as contained in TRIPS. The (Indian) Copyright Act, 1957, as per the revisions in the year 1999, completely mirrors the Berne Convention for Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, 1886 and the Universal Copyrights Convention, to which India is a gathering. India is additionally a gathering to the Geneva Convention for the Protection of Rights of Producers of Phonograms and is a dynamic individual from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ("UNESCO").

Copyright Covers certain work

Works covered by Copyright include, but are not limited to, literary works such as novels, poems and plays; reference works such as encyclopedias and dictionaries; databases; newspaper articles; films and TV programs; musical compositions; choreography; artistic works such as paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures; architecture; and advertisements, maps and technical drawings. Copyright also protects computer programs. Copyright does not, however, extend to ideas, but only to the expression of thoughts.

For example, the idea of taking a picture of a sunset is not protected by copyright. Therefore, anyone may take such a picture. But a particular picture of a sunset taken by a photographer may be protected by copyright. In such a case, if someone else makes copies of the photograph, and starts selling them without the consent of the photographer, that person would be violating the photographer’s
rights.

Indian copyright law is at equality with the worldwide guidelines as contained in TRIPS. The (Indian) Copyright Act, 1957, as per the revisions in the year 1999, completely mirrors the Berne Convention for Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, 1886 and the Universal Copyrights Convention, to which India is a gathering. India is additionally a gathering to the Geneva Convention for the Protection of Rights of Producers of Phonograms and is a dynamic individual from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

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