The Copyright Act, 1957, along with the Copyright Rules, 1958, has remained a governing law for copyright protection in India, since then Copyright has provided the legal ownership of control of the rights to the use and distribution of certain works of creative expression, including books, video, movies, music and computer programs.
As we all know, copyright is a legal right created by the law of a country. It grants the creator of an original work, exclusive rights for its use and distribution, and is usually only for a limited time.
Copyright exceptions and fair use
Not every expression of an idea may be copyright protected. Copyright doesn’t protect:
- Product names
- Titles of works (such as book titles)
- Names of businesses and organizations
- Pseudonyms, including computer hacker “nyms.”
- Slogans, catchphrases, mottos and short advertising phrases
- Lists of ingredients, such as on product labels or as used in recipes
Some things on this list, such as product names, may be afforded protection under trademark law.
The Copyright Act, 1957 protects original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and cinematograph films and sound recordings from unauthorized uses. Unlike the case with patents, copyright protects the expressions and not the ideas. There is no copyright in an idea.
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