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What Are The Types Of Copyright

Copyright Intellectual Property consists of many types of creative work. They are Literary works, musical works, artistic works, maps and technical drawings, photograph works etc.

The appearance of idea/concept is protected in copyrights and not the idea itself. Many stories may be similar in concept but the written words and its idea makes the work novel from others. Pictures, words, colors and the way of style in writing story make the idea novel.

Literary work means any story or action is communicated by means of picture or illustration in a form suitable of a book or in a paper or in a journals. Computer program comes under literary work. Computer program means a set of instructions expressed in words, codes, schemes or any other readable form. Dramatic work includes the script of the dialogue, choreography, music, lyrics, sound recording used in the drama including performance moral rights.

Musical work defines the work which consists of song and it should not include vocabulary. The song words can be registered as a literary work under intellectual property copyright where the words of the song are cosseted. These rights will be owned by the writer. In case of written music, the words will be protected as a literary work. The rights will be owned by the musician of the music. Musician means the person who composes the music. Sheet music is registered as a separate copyright where it contains the physical outline details of the song.

A sound recording is something where and when the sound recording was made. The owner of the sound recording owns the recording company. The rights of the performer are assigned to the recording company. The recording company owns the copyright sound recording ownership. The performers should give permission when their performance is made. The performers are the creators of sound recordings as they have the moral right. Performer’s right means a performance made by live performers. Musician, dancer, entertainer, actor, singer, a person delivering a lecture or any other person who makes a performance are called as performers.

Work of architecture means structural designs of any buildings which has a design. Artistic work means a drawing or a photograph, sculpture, a painting, buildings which posse’s creative quality. In case of shoot, the copyright will be owned by the shooter who takes the shoot.

Cinematography film defines a copy of the movie formed by any medium. Producer means any person who takes the steps to create the work. movie includes TV programs, cinema and animation where the privileges will depend on the script, the visual images and the sound track. Communication to the public means any work available to the public directly or by means of display or through satellite or cable. Broadcast means communication to the public by means of wireless diffusion.

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