COPYRIGHT ACT, 1957 Presented By VISHNU.VISWAMBHARAN
COPYRIGHT• Copyright is a right given by the law to creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and producers of cinematograph films and sound recordings.
WHAT IS PROTECTED Following WORKS are protected under Copyright – Artistic – Literary – Musical – Cinematographic films (e.g. video films) – Sound Recording (e.g. audio tapes and compact discs)
Meaning of CopyrightIn case of a literary work , dramatic or musical workRight to reproduceRight to publishRight to perform or communicate to publicRight to make film or sound recordingRight to make translation or adaptation
Meaning of CopyrightIn case of a computer program To sell or give on commercial rental or offer for sale or for commercial rental any copy of the computer programme
Ownership of CopyrightThe author of a work shall be the first owner of the copyright therein (Sec 17)Term ‘author’ may apply : In the case of a literary or dramatic work the author, i.e., the person who creates the work In the case of a musical work, the composer. In the case of a cinematograph film, the producer. In the case of a sound recording, the producer. In the case of a photograph, the photographer. In the case of a computer generated work, the person who causes the work to be created.
Assignement of CopyrightThe author of a work is the first owner of the copyright ( Section 17)The assignment is valid only when it is in writing duly signed by the assignor or by his authorized agent (Sec 19)
Term of Copyright•Literary•dramatic, sixty years from the beginning of the calendar year•musical and next following the year in which the author dies.•artistic works (other than aphotograph)•Anonymous andpseudonymous works•Posthumous work•Photographs sixty years from the beginning of the calendar year•Cinematograph films next following the year in which the work is first•Sound records published.•Government work•Public undertakings work•International organisationswork