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, adaption and translation of the work. 
Copyright ensures certain minimum safeguards of the rights of authors over their creations, thereby protecting and rewarding creativity.

Copyright in the case of literary, dramatic or musical work:
1.Reproducing the work in any material form which includes storing of it in any medium by electronic means
2.Issuing copies of the work to the public which are not already in circulation.
3.Performing the work in public or communicating it to the public
4. Making any cinematograph film or sound  recording in respect ot the work.
5.Making any translation or adaption of the work. Further any of the above mentioned acts in relation to work can be done in the case of translation or adaption of the work.

Copyright in the case of a computer programme:
1.To do any of the act specified in respect of a literary, dramatic or musical work
2.To sell or give on commercial rental or offer for sale or for commercial rental any copy of the computer programmes where the programme itself is not the essential object of the rental.

Copyright in case of artistic work:
1.To produce the work in any material form
2.Communicating the work to the public
3.Issuing copies of work to the public which are not already in existence.
4.Including work in any cinematograph film
5.Making adaption of the work, and to do any of the above acts in relation to an adaption of the work. 

Copyright in the case of cinematograph film:
1.To make a copy of film
2.To sell or give on commercial rental or offer for sale or for such rental, any copy of the film
3.To communicate the film to the public

Copyright in case of sound recording 
1. To make any other sound recording embodying it including storing of it in any medium by electronic or other means
2.To sell or give on commercial rental or offer for sale or for such rental, any copy of the sound recording
3.To communicate the sound recording to the public

Constitution of Copyright Board
1.It is constituted with minimum two and maximum fourteen members.
2.The chairman of the Copyright Board shall be a person who is or has been a Judge of a High Court or is qualified for appointment as a Judge of a High Court
3.The Copyright Board is deemed to be Civil Court and proceedings before it are deemed to be judicial proceedings.

Functions of Copyright Board 
1.Settlement of disputes as to copies of any literary, dramatic or artistic work or records are issued to the public in sufficient numbers 
2.Settlement of disputes with respect to assignment of copyright
3.Granting of compulsory licence in respect of Indian works withheld from public
4.Granting of compulsory licence in respect of Indian works withheld from public.
5.Rectification of Register of Copyright 
6.Determination of royalties payable to the owner of copyright, etc.




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