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Write, Keep Writing, The World will …- Copyrights and Writers (Part 2)

If I Could Copyright… My Book: Copyrights and Writers (Part 5)

Copyright protects original, creative expressions on a tangible form. All three requirements, originality, creativity, and expression on a tangible form have low thresholds, and are easily satisfied by almost, all writings. As long as the writer's work is independently created, not copied; it has  minimal creativity, a pinch at least; and the writing is on a tangible form such as paper, electronic medium, etc., copyright protection automatically begins. Expression is what matters for copyright protection, and impression is irrelevant. Ideas and Expressions Copyright protects expressions, and not ideas. An idea in the writer's mind has no value under the copyright law. It...

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Who’s Intellect? Who’s Property?

This post was frst published on March 16, 2010. Contributed by Prof . Madabhushi Sridhar The print media comprises of newspapers, books both fiction and non-fiction. The copyright law regulating rights over economic benefits of ‘owners’ of electronic media are totally different in its impact compared to that of authors in print media. Electronic media refers to TV, radio, music album publishers, Internet, or online publishers, compute programme writing industry, etc. In electronic media, the investments are high, production process is complicated and involves rights of writers, performers, technicians, directors, helpers and producer besides distribution agents. When the property is changing hands...

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Copyright: Public Domain in Copyright Regime: Facilitating Right to Know

This post was first published on March 16, 2010. Contributed by Professor Madabhushi Sridhar The interface between the right to know and limited monopoly over creative expressions to the authentic owner represent conflicts of interests. Proprietorial concerns on one hand and the social interests on the other need to be reconciled in almost every area where individual rights conflict with social concerns. If the copyright is considered as an extension of the right of speech and expression, it contradicts another fundamental right, i.e., right to know which was read into right to life under article 21. Recently the right to education, in...

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Copyright: Copyright Limitations on Media Freedom

This post was first published on March 12, 2010. Contributed by Professor Sridhar Madabhushi The newspaper you read this morning, the TV channel you watched this evening, the movie you saw last week, the computer software you use to write a letter, the music you listen to in your system, they are all copyrighted. There is a paradigm shift from viewing copyright as a monopoly that the public is willing to tolerate in order to encourage innovation and creation of news works to viewing copyright as a significant asset to country’s economy[1]. Nothing can be more properly described as a man’s property...

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Using Open Source Software in Business

This post was first published on February 19, 2010. Open Source Software (OSS) has certain advantages when compared to proprietary software. It comes with the following benefits: a. The software may be downloaded for free; b. Source code of the software is available, which enables improvement and customization; c. The software generally has a community and the development is faster; d. Support and implementation services are available from multiple sources; and so on. As OSS always comes with a license, the rights and limitations with respect to the use of the software is defined by the kind of license that governs the software. Based on the...

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Weekly Copyright News Updates – Copyright Statistics, BCCI, Facebook, PokerNews and More

Weekly Copyright News Updates - Intellepedia

Quote “Unfortunately, viewing pirated films online has always been a norm rather than an exception.” Dr. Kalyan C Kankanala Copyright Statistics There is an increase of 206% in the total number of copyright applications filed last week as compared to the previous week. A total of 447 applications were filed for copyright registration during the last week. The majority of applications were filed for literary works and artistic works. S. No Type of Work Number of Applications filed in the Previous Week (5th November 2018 to 11th November, 2018) Number of Applications filed in the Recent Week (12th November 2018 to 18th November, 2018) Change Percentage Change 1. Literary Work 87 265 178 Increase of 205% 2. Musical Work 1 5 4 Increase of...

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Weekly Copyright News: Publication of Bare Acts Not Infringement, Cinematograph Act Amendments, No Copyright For Taste, and More

Weekly Copyright News Updates - Intellepedia

Copyright Quote “Is settling with the pirate a new option to manage/control large-scale copyright infringement? Isn’t joining hands with pirates the wrong precedent?” Dr. Kalyan C Kankanala Copyright Statistics There is a decrease of 62% in the total number of copyright applications filed last week as compared to the previous week. A total of 146 applications were filed for copyright registration during the last week. The majority of applications were filed for literary works and artistic works. S. No Type of Work Number of Applications filed in the Previous Week (29th October 2018 to 04th November, 2018) Number of Applications filed in the Recent Week (05th  November  2018 to 11th November,...

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Circumventing Around Anti-circumvention Law

This post was first published on May 6, 2010. Copyright law protects works of authorship by granting a bundle of rights. The rights of an author with respect to a work extend to the expression of the work in any manner including in digital or electronic form. Though works in digital form provide great advantages to the copyright owner by reducing the cost and effort of reproduction and distribution, safeguarding unauthorized copying and transfer of the work is very challenging. In order to avoid use of works by a third party without permission, most copyright owners use technological measures such as encryption,...

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Weekly Copyright News: Sarkar in Copyright Trouble, ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ Leaked, China Bans Many Karaoke Songs, Harry Potter Themed Event, Google Partners with Sephora and more

Copyrights and Entertainment Law News

‘Sarkar’ Accused of Copyright Infringement, 'Thugs of Hindostan' Leaked, China Bans More Than 6,000 Karaoke Songs, Rihanna Sends Notice to Trump for Unauthorised Use of Music, Treats for Fans of the Harry Potter Wizarding World, Google Ropes Sephora Into Home Hub Partnership COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK “I believe in copyright, within limited precincts. But I also believe in fair use, public domain, and especially transformation” -David Shields INDIAN COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There is an increase of 35% in the total number of copyright applications filed last week as compared to the previous week. A total of 380 applications were filed for copyright registration during the...

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