What is Copyright under the Copyright Law? Works a Copyright subsists?

What is Copyright under Copyright Law? Works a Copyright subsists?


The word 'Copyright' is gotten from the Copier of words. With the end goal of this Demonstration 'Copyright' basically implies the select right subject to the arrangement of the Copyright Demonstration, has approved do or approve the doing of any of the accompanying demonstrations in regard of such work or any significant part thereof. According to Black’s Dictionary Copyright simply means transcript, imitation, and reproduction of an original writing painting, etc.
Oxford English Dictionary defines Copyright is an exclusive right which is given by the law to the author, composer for a certain period to print, publish and sell copies of original work.
Copyright Law
Copyright Law

Section 14 Copyright Act 1957: Section 14 of the Copyright Act 1957 defines the term “Copyright” simply means the exclusive right under this provision to do or authorize the other in respect of work to do certain acts in relation to-
a)      Literary, musical work or dramatic,
b)      Computer Program,
c)      Artistic work,
d)     Cinematograph film, and
e)      Sound recording.
The meaning of the Copyright Act should be clearly understood by the nature of the subject matter of act and in respect of work. Section 14 of the Copyright Act 1957 clearly explains the meaning of the Act is as follows:-
Under  Section 14 of the Copyright Act, ‘Copyright’ means the exclusive right under this Act to do or authorize the other doing certain Act in respect of namely:-

a)      Literary dramatic or musical work-
                               I.            To reproduce the work in any material form including the storing of it any medium by electronic means;
                            II.            The copies of work issue to the public which should not be copied already in circulation;
                         III.            Work should be performed in public or communicate it to the public;
                         IV.            Work should be respect while making any cinematograph film or sound recording;
                            V.            Work should be translation while making;

b)      In the case of a Computer program-
                               I.            Clause (a) specified to do any act;
                            II.            The copy of the computer program is to sell or give;

c)      In the case of artistic work-
                               I.            To present the work in any material form which shall include-
1.      The storing of it in any medium by electronic means;
2.      The depiction which in three dimensions of a two-dimensional work;
3.      The depiction which is in two dimensions of a three-dimensional work;
                            II.            To communicate about the work to the public;
                         III.            The copies of work issue to the public which should not be copied already in circulation;
                         IV.            While making any cinematograph film the work should be included;

d)     In the case of a cinematograph film-
                               I.            A photograph of any image play a virtual role to make a copy of the film;
                            II.            To sell or give on contract, offer available to be purchased or employ, any duplicate of the film paying little heed to whether such duplicate has been sold or gives on contract on prior to general society.
                         III.            To communicate about the film to the public;

e)      In the case of a sound recording-
                               I.            To make any other sound recording quality form;
                            II.            To sell or give on hire, or offer for sale or hire, any copy of the sound recording regardless of whether such copy has been sold or given on hire on earlier occasions;
                         III.            To communicate about the sound recording to the public.
The copyright subsists in certain classes of work. Section 13 of the Copyright Act has laid down those classes of work which the Act subsists. In the following classes of work the Copyright subsists.

1.      Original Literary work: The word Literary work includes Computer programmers, compilation, tables and including a computer database.

2.      Dramatic work: The word Dramatic word includes any piece of recitation, choreographic work or entertainment, acting, science arrangement but does not include a cinematograph film.

3.      Musical work: The word Musical work means a work consisting of music and also includes graphical notation of work but it does not includes sung, spoken or performed with music.

4.      Artistic work: The word an Artistic work means painting, drawing, map, and photographs.

5.      Cinematograph Film: The word Cinematograph film means visual recording produced through a process from which a moving image may be produced and also includes sound recording and including video film.

6.      Sound recording: The word sound recording means recording a sound too produced regardless of the medium on which such recording is made.


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