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The Future of Copyright in India - A Special Reference to Software Piracy, Its Challenges and Proposal for Reform

Date Added: Jan 2012
Format: PDF

Copyright is a form of intellectual property protection granted under Indian law to the creators of original works of authorship such as literary works (including computer programs, tables and compilations,computer databases which may be expressed in words, codes, schemes or in any other form, a machine readable medium), dramatic, musical and artistic works, cinematographic films and sound recordings. The copyright infringement of software or software piracy refers to practices which involve the unauthorized copying of computer software. Pirated software hurts everyone-from software developers to retail store owners, and ultimately to all software users.