For original works of art, literature, books, music, films, CDs and computer programs a copyright registration can be requested. Copyright provides certain minimum copyright protections on their works, which protects and rewards creativity. Creativity is the cornerstone of progress, and no civilized society can afford to ignore the basic premise of promoting it. The economic and social development of a society depends on creativity.
Protection of authors' rights:
Copyright protects copyright, ie intellectual property rights in the form of literary, musical, dramatic and artistic works as well as cinematographic and sound recordings. In general, the author is the first copyright holder of a work. "Author" within the meaning of Section 2 (d) of the Act means
- In the case of a literary or dramatic work, the author, ie the person who created the work.
- In the case of a musical work the composer.
- In the case of a movie, the producer is.
- In case of a sound recording the producer.
- In case of a photo the photographer.
- In the case of literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works created by the computer, the person who arranges the creation of the work.
Sections 22 to 29 deal with the provisions of copyright in respect of published literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works. anonymous and pseudonym; posthumously, photographs, cinematographic films, sound recordings, government works, works of power supplies and works of international organizations.
Literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works enjoy copyright protection for the author's life and beyond 60 years, ie 60 years after his death. In the case of a joint authorship, in which two or more authors participate in the creation of the work, the copyright term is to be understood as a reference to the last deceased author.
In the case of copyright in posthumous, anonymous and pseudonymous works, photographs, cinematographic works, sound recordings, government works, public companies and international organizations, the term of protection is 60 years from the beginning of the calendar year following the year following the year the work was first published ,
Assignment of copyright:
The copyright owner of an existing work or the potential copyright owner of any future work may assign copyright to any person. Section 18 UrhG provides for the assignment of copyright to an existing work as well as to a future work.
In both cases copyright assignment may be in whole or in part and in general or subject to restrictions, including for the entire term of the copyright or part of it.
However, in the event of assignment of copyright to a future work, the assignment will not be effective until the work is created. Pursuant to § 18 (3), a transferor, in view of the assignment of copyright to future work, includes the legal representative of the assignee if the assignee dies prior to the creation of the work.
It also helps protect your work from violations. Sections 54 to 62 of the Copyright Act provide for civil remedies for copyright remedies, and Section 55 deals with remedies such as injunctions, damages claims, and settlements that are required by law because of an infringement.