Copyright is a creation of law in each country, and therefore there is no such thing as an international copyright law. Nevertheless, nearly 180 countries have ratified a treaty – the Berne Convention, administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) – that sets a minimum set of standards for the protection of the rights of the creators of copyrighted works around the world.
In addition, there have been efforts to harmonize copyright law in Europe and other regions. The differences in national copyright laws, however, can represent a challenge for global organizations with employees working in different countries and sharing content across boundaries.
Indian Copyright Laws only provide copyright protection within the borders of India. Hence, to secure protection to Indian works in foreign countries, India has become a member of the following international conventions on copyright:
Copyright of businesses and nationals of countries who are members of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, Universal Copyright Convention and the TRIPS Agreement are protected in India through the International Copyright Order.
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A “qualifying work” is a
a musical composition
a film, a software program
or any of many other expressions of creative ideas
– but it is only the expression, and not the idea, that is protected by copyright law.
Neither publication, registration, nor other action is required to secure a copyright, although in some countries use of a copyright notice is recommended, and in a few countries (including the United States) registration of domestic works is required in order to sue for infringement.International copyright treaties
Several international treaties encourage reasonably coherent protection of copyright from country to country. They set minimum standards of protection which each signatory country then implements within the bounds of its own copyright law.
Oldest and most important treaty
Signed in 1886 (but has been revised many times since)
Ratified by nearly 180
Establishes minimum standards of protection
Types of works protected
Duration of protection
Scope of exceptions
Principles such as “national treatment” (works originating in one signatory country are given the same protection in the other signatory countries as each grants to works of its own nationals)
Principles such as “automatic protection” (copyright inheres automatically in a qualifying work upon its fixation in a tangible medium and without any required prior formality).
Signed in 1996
Makes clear that computer programs and databases are protected by copyright
Recognizes that the transmission of works over the Internet and similar networks is an exclusive right within the scope of copyright, originally held by the creator.
Categorizes as copyright infringements both
The circumvention of technological protection measures attached to works
The removal from a work of embedded rights management information.
The Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)
Signed in 1996
Administered by the World Trade Organization
Includes a number of provisions related to the enforcement of IP rights.
Says that national laws have to make the effective enforcement of IP rights possible, and describes in detail how enforcement should be addressed.
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