IPR & Cyberspace – Indian Perspective
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2.1 Meaning of copyright
[This concept is explained using simple fictional illustrations involving Sanya, who has created easyPDF, a computer program for converting documents into PDF (Portable Document Format)]
According to section 14 of the Copyright Act, "copyright" means theexclusive right to do (or authorize the doing of) any of the following:1. To
a computer programme in any material formincluding the
of it in any medium by electronic means,
Sanya has the exclusive right to reproducethe easyPDF program on CD, DVD andother storage media.
Sanya has the exclusive right to upload theeasyPDF program onto her website.2. To
of the computer programme to the public
Sanya has the exclusive right to provide theeasyPDF program along with computermagazines so that the general public canuse the software.
Sanya has the exclusive right to upload theeasyPDF program onto her website so thatpeople around the world can download it.3. To
the computer programme in public, or
it to the public,
Sanya has the exclusive right to give apublic demonstration of the workings of theeasyPDF program.4. To make any cinematograph
in respectof the computer programme,
Sanya has the exclusive right to make apromotional film depicting the working ofthe easyPDF program.