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A Research on Copyright Law and Digital Technologies: Emerging Trends and Challenges | Original Article

Vivek Kumar*, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


The copyright law in verifiable records is known to be the legacy of technology. It has experienced methodical changes keeping in see the nature, degree and area of technology required to secure the public enthusiasm of innovativeness, development and inventiveness. Its primary purpose is to give satisfactory incentives to creators and makers of differing copyright works, from one viewpoint, and make such works available to the public then again. The copyright law needed to change itself between the need to grant the maker and the allure of making such works public. With the omnipresence of the Internet as a one of a kind and completely new medium of worldwide human communication everywhere throughout the world, contracted into a digital global village, the insurance of copyright works has turned into a genuine worry for lawyers, and additionally, alternate partners. The Internet together with P2P PC systems makes it workable for an inexorably bigger number of people to take an interest in shared information generation, in this manner enfeeble the endeavors to give incentives to unique makers of intellectual property. The Internet empowers the almost quick, unique quality reproduction of and extensive, helping speed scattering of copyrighted works. The copyright law has crossed a long voyage from the Guttenberg to Information age. A tremendous change could be found in the copyright since its initiation. The Statute of Anne was the principal law, which has set the parameters and rules for the publication and misuse of crafted by a creator for economic advantages. From that point forward, there was no thinking back. India was then a state of Britain and henceforth the law of UK was material here as well. The main Copyright Act of India was enacted in the year of 1957 and from that point forward it has been altered five times, to acquire it similarity with the progressions times and technology. The latest being in 2012, which was not exclusively to get the law congruity with the Information age yet too to affirm to the WIPO copyright Treaty(WCT) and WIPO Phonograms Treaty (WPPT).