Copyright Infringement

January 9, 2024

Copyright infringement is defined as any unauthorized use of copyright material without permission from its owner. This includes copying, distributing, displaying, publishing, recording, or making any other derivative work based upon copyrighted material.

The copyright law in India is governed by the Indian Copyright Act 1957 (Act No. XXVII of 1957).

There are two types of copyright infringement that can occur:
a) Direct copyright infringement occurs when someone makes a copy of a copyrighted work without permission from the copyright holder.
b) Indirect copyright infringement occurs when someone uses a copyrighted work without permission while they are aware of the fact that this use is infringing.

The person who commits this offence may be liable to pay damages to the owner of the copyright.

In order to prove direct copyright infringement, you must show that the defendant had access to the copyrighted work and that he/she copied the work.


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