Sociology Index

Copyright Law

Fair Use, Books On Copyright Law, Copyleft All Wrongs Reserved

To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts is objective of copyright and not to reward the labor of authors. Copyright assures authors the right to their original expression and encourages others to build upon the ideas and information conveyed by a work.

What is copyright law?
Copyright is a form of protection granted by law for original works of authorship. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works. Copyright is an intellectual property right and subsists in a range of creative, intellectual, or artistic forms. Copyright includes original Literary works, audio recordings, musical compositions and designs.

What copyright law does not protect? Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, or methods of operation. Listings of ingredients in recipes or prescriptions are not subject to copyright protection.

When does protection begin? The moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form work is under copyright protection.

Is registration necessary to be protected?
Registration is voluntary. Is registration necessary to bring a lawsuit for infringement of a U.S. work.

Sweat of the Brow Doctrine

WIPO Copyright Treaty

Idea-expression Divide

US Copyright Law

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

First Sale Doctrine

Crown Copyright

Common Law Copyright Doctrine

Moral Rights

Works Made For Hire

Australian Copyright Law

Canadian Copyright Law

China PRC Copyright Law

European Union Copyright Law

French Copyright Law

German Copyright Law

Hong Kong Copyright Law

Indian Copyright Law

Japanese Copyright Law

Netherlands Copyright Law

Philippine Copyright Law

Polish Copyright Law

Russian Copyright Law

Spanish Copyright Law

Switzerland Copyright Law

UK Copyright Law

US Copyright Law

Rajrathnam V P, Attorney/Advocate and IPR Consultant