Meaning of Copyright:
Copyright is a right given by the law to creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and producers of cinematograph films and sound recordings. In fact, it is a bundle of rights including, inter alia, rights of reproduction, communication to the public, adaptation and translation of the work. There could be slight variations in the composition of the rights depending on the work.
Copyright is the legal protection given to the creator of an original literary or artistic work. It is the exclusive right granted by the law to creator of such original work, to do, authorize, or prohibit certain acts in relation to such work, thereby protecting and rewarding creativity.
Copyrights subsist in following class of works:
a) Original literary, musical or dramatic work
b) Cinematograph films and Sound recordings
c) Computer Programme
d) Artistic work.
Examples for Original literary works are novels, newspaper articles, lyrics for songs, and instruction manuals.
Cinematograph Films are videos and digital versatile discs (DVDs)
Sound recordings can be in any form (e.g. tape or compact disc). They can be recordings of other copyright works, such as music or literature or other sounds
Computer programs are some types of databases
Examples for Original artistic works paintings, drawings, engravings, sculptures, photographs, diagrams, maps, works of architecture and works of artistic craftsmanship.