Q.1 What is meaning of the term copyright?

Ans. A Copyright is ultimately a right provided by the law to the persons who are ultimately the creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and producers of cinematograph films and sound recordings.

Indeed, it is a bundle of rights involving, rights of reproduction, communication to the public, adaptation and translation of the work even with the slight variations in the composition of the rights depending on the nature of the work.

Q.2 Why is there a need to protect the Copyright?

Ans. 1. It ensures protection of the author’s right by protecting and providing rewards to their creative work

2. Protection to work of writer, artist, designer, musician, architect, dramatist

3. Creates creative atmosphere by protection of creativity

Q.3 Is it legal to use a work without the consent of the copyright owner, and if so, who are they?

Ans. Without the explicit consent of the copyright owners, a fair deal for research, study, criticism, review, and news reporting, as well as use of works in libraries, schools, and legislatures, is authorised under certain circumstances. Some exclusions have been established in respect of specific uses of copyrighted works in order to protect the interests of users. Some of the exceptions include using the work

  • for research or private study,
  • for critique or review, and
  • for commercial purposes
  • for current events reporting
  • in the context of a legal action
  • if the performance is provided to a non-paying audience by an amateur club or society, and
  • under specific conditions, creating sound recordings of literary, theatrical, or musical works.

Q.4 What protection does the Copyright Act of 1957 provide?

Ans. Original literary, dramatic, musical, and aesthetic works, as well as cinematograph films and sound recordings, are protected under the Copyright Act of 1957. In contrast to patents, copyright protects utterances rather than ideas. A concept does not have any copyright.

Q.5 Is it true that titles and names are protected by copyright?

Ans. Titles, names, brief word combinations, slogans, short phrases, procedures, storylines, and factual information are not usually protected by copyright. Ideas and concepts are not protected by copyright. A work must be original to be protected by copyright.

Q.6 What exactly is a work?

Ans. A work is defined as a literary, theatrical, musical, or artistic production, as well as a cinematograph film or a sound recording.

Q.7 What can be copyrighted?


1. Original literary works,

2. Original dramatic works,

3. Original musical works

4. Original artistic works

5. Cinematograph films; and

6. Sound recordings.

Q.8 Whose rights are safeguarded by copyright?

Ans. Copyright protects the rights of writers, or those who create intellectual property in the form of literary, musical, dramatic, or creative works, as well as cinematograph films and sound recordings.

Q.9 Is it possible to assign copyright?

Ans. Yes. The owner of the copyright in an existing work or the prospective owner of the copyright in a future work may assign the copyright to anybody, in whole or in part, generally or with restrictions, and for the whole life of the copyright or for a portion of it.

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Q.10 What is the copyright assignment method?

Ans. It must be signed by the assignor or his lawfully authorised representative in writing. It must define the exact works, as well as the rights granted, as well as the term and territorial scope of the assignment. It also specifies the amount of royalty owed, if any, to the author or his legal heirs during the time of the assignment, as well as the fact that the assignment is subject to revision, extension, or termination on mutually agreed-upon terms.

Q.11 Are copyrights same for all classes of works?

Ans. It varies from one class of work to another.

Q.12 Is there any copyright over news?

Ans. No. There isn’t any copyright over information given in the form of news. However, there’s copyright over the manner wherein any news has been reported.

Q.13 Is it important to enlist a work to guarantee copyright?

Ans. No. Procurement of copyright is programmed, and it doesn’t need any convention. Nonetheless, authentication of enlistment of copyright and the sections made in that fill in as at first sight proof in an official courtroom regarding debate identifying with responsibility for.

Q.14 What is the method to register a work under the Copyright Act,1957?

Ans. Copyright appears when a work is made, and no custom is needed to be finished for procuring copyright. The Copyright Office has been set up to give enlistment offices to a wide range of works and is going by a Registrar of Copyrights and is situated at B.2/W.3, C.R. Barracks, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi-110 003, Tel: 338 4387

Time limit for protection of copyright-

It is protected for a Limited period.

Q.15 What is the term of insurance of copyright?

Ans. The overall principle is that copyright last for 60years. Whereas in the case of original literary , dramatic, musical, artist works the 60-year time frame is counted from the year following the passing away of the author or creator, in cinematograph films, sound accounts, photos, posthumous distributions, mysterious and pseudonymous distributions, works of government and works of global associations, the 60-year time frame is counted from the date of distribution or publication.

Q.16 Is there any protection to copyright of foreign works in India?

Ans. Indeed. Copyrights of works of the nations referenced in the International Copyright Order are ensured in India, as though such works are Indian works.


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