Thursday, June 12, 2008

Copy Right Act_3

What are the criteria for award of copyright protection?

Copyright protection will be available if the following two conditions are fulfilled:

a. Originality, meaning that the work owes it origin to the author. Originality is different from novelty. An author of the work need not be the first to articulate the ideas or create the work.

b. Reduction into tangible form. For a work to be protected, it must be written down, drawn, painted or taped. Mere oral expression of idea will not qualify for copyright protection.

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