Copyrights in India are governed by INDIAN COPYRIGHT ACT, 1957.
The symbol © is an indication that copyright had been claimed or rights are reserved.
Copyright is a legal right, a law provides to creator of artistic and literary works.
Ideas cannot be protected but expression is.
To get copyright, one need to fix the idea.
In India, “Copyright Office” is established under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India situated at New Delhi.
Protection by Copyright
Intellectual Property is creation born of inspiration. So the motivation required. To keep this going on, one need to get rewarded.
Copyright provides safeguards of the rights of authors for their creations, so protecting and rewarding creativity.
Copyright gives protection to creations like
Films are also separately governed by The Cinematograph Act, 1952.
Types of rights
Moral rights are related to non-commercial / non-economic interests of Author.
Economic rights are related to commercial / economic interests of Author.
Term of copyright
||Lifetime of author + 60 years from the beginning of the calendar year next following the year in which the author dies|
||60 years from the beginning of the calendar year next following the year in which the work is first published|
How I can get my copyrights. Let’s discuss in next post.