COPYRIGHT is form of protection given to authors and creator of original work.A COPYRIGHT notice ,either as a symbol or phrase,inform users of the underlying claim to copyright ownership in a published work. For sound recordings we should use produced ℗ symbol instead.
WHAT IS COPYRIGHT?
COPYRIGHT is legal protection for the authors of “legal work of authorship,” including literary,dramatic,musical,artistic, and certain other intellectual works.
THINGS PROTECTED BY THE COPYRIGHT:
- Literary works
- Musical works
- Dramatic works
- Pantomimes and Choreographic works
- Pictorial , graphic, and sculptural works.
- Motion Pictures and audio video works.
- Sound recording
- Architectural work
- computer programs
WHAT WORKS ARE PROTECTED?
- Work must be fixed in a tangible form of expression.
- The fixation need not to be perceptible so long as it may be communicated with the aid of machine or device.
IDEA /EXPRESSION DISTINCTION:
NOT COPYRIGHTABLE COPYRIGHTABLE
- Ideas expression
- Facts detailed plots
- Truths of a science distinctive characters
- methods of an art
- system of bookkeeping
- generic plots
- generic characters
Our ADAM Lawyers are experienced in all procedure starting from registration for the copyright till the enforcement of the right and the inhibiting of infringing practices.we also assist our client investigating any possible infringement and keep a watch on any possible breach of their intellectual property.