Copyright is an exclusive right to any author/creator on his/her particular original work. It is form of intellectual property. Copyright entities may Literary, Dramatic, Musical notation, Software, Artistic and Copyright. It is a form of intellectual property is a legitimate idea which refers to form of protection conferred to the creator of original work. It contains expression and moral value of right and economy. Economic rights include the right to copy or publication a work or any substantial part of asset. It is a life time intellectual property.
Copyright of Literary Work
Books or Literary Work can also be copyrighted as soon as author pen down the book. It is an imperative for author with book stores mushrooming all over the place and online stores taking over the market. It prevents the stores, both online and physical, from buying or publishing copies. Books subsist itself as a copyright but still copyright registration builds an extra layer of protection. Many people might raise a question why to copyright a literary.
In case you write a story and save it on the system’s hard drive. In that case you do not have legal ownership towards the story written by you. But It is possible that I have got the same idea to write a story and co-incidentally it match with your story. Therefore to make full piece of right on the matter whether it is story, poem, book or any other literary you need to have a copyright of it. Copyright will make it your intellectual property.
Visual production of any moving object with sound is termed as cinematographic film. It needs a lot of hard work to produce cinema. Many people are associated in making films. Producer of cinema can claim copyright over it. There are certain rights provided to the producer of the film
- To sell or resell it, to give it on hire
- To make a copy, photograph or produce it in parts.
- It also makes sure that the producer is the only one who has a right over taking the film to the public. However, the sound recording in the movie are not covered by the copyright of the movie.
- Also the artistes the movie are not protected by the copyright of the film.
People must remember that a cinematograph film can only be an adaptation of a particular literary work provided the copyright holder of the work has given his consent.
Copyright of Painting
Painting is an Artistic work which can be copyrighted. Artists or people working for an artistic work can copyright their creativity or abstract so that nobody steals their workpiece. Suppose you buy an original painting, artistic physical object etc. In that case you ‘own only the artwork’, not the copyright to it. Copyright of an object cannot be owned unless the artist signed over their copyright to the buyer. Buyers do not have the right to reproduce it and exploit it commercially. There have been laws made in many countries that follow the principle of ‘Work for Hire’ means that the work you created is an artwork of an employee of a company so the work actually belongs to the company. In case of freelancers, copyright remains with the artist. Basically this situation evolves more often when you produce original artwork for businesses and corporations.
Copyright of a Software
Copyright of Software is an extension of copyright law to machine-readable software. There are many of the legal principles and policy debates concerning software copyright to have close parallels in other domains of copyright law,
In India there are a number of distinctive issues that arise with software.
Software Developers uses Software Copyright and proprietary software companies to prevent the unauthorized copying of their software. Free and open source licenses also rely on copyright law to enforce their terms. Copyright licenses impose a duty on licensees to share their modifications to the work with the user or copy owner under some circumstances. No such duty would apply had the software in question been in the public domain.
Points of copyright to keep in Mind while remixing a song
Music notation can be copyrighted since Musician produce a unique Music by their hard work. People may copy or mix it to make their own song or music. In case you are making mash-up of your personal playlist, then your remix song could be costlier for you if a copyright holder sues you for infringement. Since, Remix songs are simply mixture and not the original work.
There certain issues faced in copyright of music
- Reproduce work in any form,
- Issue copy of the work;
- Perform the work in public;
- Make any films;
- Sound recording in the work;
- Translation of that work.
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There are certain points which should be kept in mind by making alteration without the previous consent of the owner.