Legal Skill And Practice IPR Copyrights


This course is included in the Introduction to IPR Programme Programme.

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4 Weeks
2-4 hours per week
₹ 5000
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EBC Learning
About this Course

A vibrant culture, with art and creativity expressed in many forms, enhances the quality and enjoyment of life. Just as inventors and scientists spend hours of work on their R&D, artists too put in a lot of time, money and energy creating their work. They also need a chance to make a fair return on their investment. Copyright is an intellectual property that protects such works. As the name goes, copyright is the right to copy or reproduce the work in which copyright subsists. Copyright covers an enormous range of work. It includes books, movies, music, photography, technical drawings, computer programmes, and databases among others. The copyright law aims to strike a balance between the creator's interest and the public interest, in being able to access and use their content. This course brings out a thorough conceptual understanding of copyrights and Indian law in general. Topics covered include—the nature and kinds of copyrights, idea-expression dichotomy, Author v. owner under copyright law, rights of the copyright owner, performance and broadcasting rights, digital rights management, infringement, fair use and remedial measures for infringement of copyrights. Landmark cases and recent judicial trends make the course more interesting and give you an insight into copyright issues in the new millennium.

Welcome to the module on Copyrights!

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I feel that copyright should be far more embraced in discussions as an enabler of creativity, an enabler of the diversity of what we publish, or an enabler of innovation.

Michiel Kolman
  • 1. 📕 Introduction to copyrights
    • I. § Relevant provisions
    • 1.1 ▸ Nature and scope of copyrights
    • 1.2 ▸ Meaning and subject-matter of protection of copyrights
    • 1.3.1 ▸ Criteria for protection of copyrights (I)
    • 1.3.2 ▸ Criteria for protection of copyrights (II)
    • 1.3.3 ▸ Criteria for protection of copyrights (III)
    • II. ≛ Examination pointers
    • III. 𝍭 Full text of leading cases
    • IV. ✒︎ Exercise set I
    • V. ✒︎ Exercise set II
  • 2. 📕 Ownership in copyrights
    • I. § Relevant provisions
    • 2.1 ▸ Author v. owner
    • 2.2.1 ▸ Rights of copyright owner—Economic rights (I)
    • 2.2.2 ▸ Rights of copyright owner—Economic rights (II)
    • 2.2.3 ▸ Rights of copyright owner—Economic rights (III)
    • 2.3 ▸ Rights of copyright owner—Moral rights
    • II. ≛ Examination pointers
    • III. 𝍭 Full text of leading cases
    • IV. ✒︎ Exercise set I
    • V. ✒︎ Exercise set II
  • 3. 📕 Registration of copyrights
    • I. § Relevant provisions
    • 3.1 ▸ Registration of copyrights
    • 3.2 ▸ Term of copyright protection
    • II. ✒︎ Exercises
  • 4. 📕 Performers’ rights and broadcasting rights
    • I. § Relevant provisions
    • 4.1 ▸ Performers’ rights
    • 4.2 ▸ Broadcasting rights
    • II. ≛ Examination pointers
    • III. 𝍭 Full text of leading cases
    • IV. ✒︎ Exercises
  • 5. 📕 Assignment and licensing
    • I. § Relevant provisions
    • 5.1 ▸ Assignment of copyright
    • 5.2 ▸ Mode of assignment
    • 5.3 ▸ Licensing of copyrights
    • 5.4 ▸ Kinds of copyright licences
    • 5.5 ▸ Compulsory licence
    • 5.6 ▸ Statutory licence
    • II. ≛ Examination pointers
    • III. 𝍭 Full text of leading cases
    • IV. ✒︎ Exercises
  • 6. 📕 Infringement of copyrights
    • I. § Relevant provisions
    • 6.1 ▸ Infringement of copyright
    • 6.2 ▸ Fair use
    • II. ≛ Examination pointers
    • III. 𝍭 Full text of leading cases
    • IV. ✒︎ Exercises
  • 7. 📕 Digital rights management
    • I. § Relevant provisions
    • 7.1 ▸ Digital rights management
    • II. ✒︎ Exercises
  • 8. 📕 Remedial measures for infringement of copyrights
    • I. § Relevant provisions
    • 8.1 ▸ Remedial measures for infringement of copyrights—Civil, criminal and administrative
    • II. 𝍭 Full text of leading cases
    • III. ✒︎ Exercises
  • 9. 📕 Copyright societies
    • I. § Relevant provisions
    • 9.1 ▸ Copyright societies
    • II. ✒︎ Exercises
  • I. Index (full text of cases)
    • 𝍭 Index (full text of cases)
  • Learn More
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Why Take this Course?

What does the copyright law protect? How can a creative professional maximise the commercial value of the work? What does or does not contribute to infringement? If you wish to explore these questions in depth and equip yourself to be an IP professional, here's just the right course for you.

By the end of this module, you will be able to identify the basic elements of copyrights, analyse what is protected under copyright and the categories under which copyrights are classified, rights of the copyright owner, commercial exploitation of copyrights and limits of copyright protection. You will also get to acquaint yourself with the various doctrines that extend from copyright law. This course is useful for law students, lawyers and legal professionals who wish to gain expertise in the areas of copyright law. Examination pointers and case indexes will supplement your academic learning and help you prepare for your law exams. Procedural aspects of registration and licensing, and discussions on infringement cases bring aim to a practical insight into the subject.


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Dr Pratima Narayan

Instructor, EBC Learning & Advocate & Mediator, Co-founder, Techlawlogi Consulting LLP

Dr Pratima Narayan is an Advocate, Mediator and Founder Partner of Techlawlogi Consulting LLP, a law firm based out of Bengaluru. She is an Editor and Consultant at EBC Learning. She has offered courses on Consumer Law, Arbitration, E-commerce, Contract Law and Corporate Law on the platform. She has authored a book on “Electronic Commerce: Legal Compliance”, published by Eastern Book Company. The book comprehensively outlines the various legal and regulatory framework and compliance for e-commerce players. Dr Pratima has served the legal academia for over two decades as a visiting faculty at various reputed law schools and business schools. Dr Pratima holds a doctorate in law from the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru.

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Presented by: Dr Charu Mathur

Instructor, EBC Learning & AOR, Supreme Court

Dr Charu Mathur who is an AOR with the Supreme Court. Dr Charu Mathur has rich and diverse expertise in corporate, commercial, civil, criminal and constitutional law matters. She has represented parties which include cricketing bodies and educational institutions like IIT Jodhpur, NLU Jodhpur, BPUT Orissa, MPUAT Rajasthan, private engineering and medicine colleges of Gujarat and Orissa. She also represents Hon'ble Allahabad High Court before the Supreme Court. On the non-litigation side of work she does corporate and general advisory, reviewing, redlining and drafting of agreements. She also undertakes due-diligence work related to solar projects in India and land due diligence work in Gujarat.

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I believe in copyright, within limited precincts. But I also believe in fair use, public domain, and especially transformation.

David Shields


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