Copyright Act defines copyright as an economic right subsisting in a work. It is a transferable as movable property and grants exclusive rights to the copyright owner in relation to well-defined activities.
Copyright covers any work that is artistic literally or scientific nature and derivative work. The term artistic literally or scientific includes:
i. A production of any of these domain
ii. An illustration map of plan
iii. A sermon or any such address
iv. A dramatic or dramatically musical work
v. A musical work
vi. A choreographic work
vii. An audio visual work
viii. Drawings, paintings, sculpture, architecture , engraving and lithography
ix. A computer program
x. A judgment of a court of law or trial law
However, copyright does not cover any idea procedure, system, method of operation, concept, principal, discovery or mere data. It also does not include an official text or legislative, administrative or legal nature or an official translation thereof. In addition, only an original work that has been reduced to material form (written down, recorded or fixed or reduced in any material for) will benefit from copyright protection.
A copyright owner has the following rights:
a) The owner should have the exclusive rights to:
i. Carry out or authorize the distribution to public of the original and each copy of the work by sales, rental or otherwise.
ii. Carry out or authorize the reproduction of the work.
iii. Authorize or carrying out of the public performance of the work.
iv. Communicate the work to the public.
v. Translate the work.
vi. Adapt a range or transform the work.
vii. Broadcast the work.
viii. Import copies of the work.
b) Rights of the broadcasting organization
A broadcasting organization shall have exclusive rights to authorize or prohibit:
i. The rebroadcasting of its broadcast.
ii. The reproduction of its fixation of its broadcast where the initial fixation was without authorization or for a different...