The Basics Of Copyrights

“Arjun wrote a novel about the relationship of a daughter with her father. But Arjun was afraid that one of his friends would use the same story and sell it to a publishing house. Arjun went to Mr. Lexi to find a solution for the problem.
Mr. Lexi told Arjun that he is the original creator of the work and should get it registered to get a copyright on the work.”
What is a copyright?
It is a form of Intellectual Property right which the creator owns for the work created by him/her.
What is an intellectual property?
It refers to creations of mind such as –
-literary and artistic works,
-designs and symbols,
-names and images created etc.
Why do we need intellectual property rights?
To earn recognition for the work created and earn financial benefits from the same.
Which act governs copyrights in India?
The (Indian) Copyright Act, 1957.

In A Nutshell

● Copyright is a part of Intellectual Property Right which the creator of the work owns.
● The (Indian) Copyrights Act, 1957 deals with copyrights in India.
● Different works such as artistic, literary, musical, sound recordings and cinematograph films are protected under copyrights.
● The classification is also done on the basis of Government works and Indian works.

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