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Copyright Registration

COPYRIGHT is a legal term describing rights given to creators for their literary and artistic works. The kind of works covered by copyright include: literary work such as novels, poems, plays, reference works, newspapers and computer programs; databases; films; musical compositions, and choreography; artistic works such as painting, drawings, photographs and technical drawings.

Copyright has grown from a legal concept regulating copying rights in the publishing of books and maps to one with a significant effect on nearly every modern industry, covering items such as sound recording, films, photographs, software, and architectural works.

The object of copyright law is to protect the author of the copyright work from an unlawful reproduction or exploitation of his work by others. Thus, the object is to encourage authors, composers and artists to create original works by rewarding them with the exclusive right for a limited period to reproduce the works for the benefit of the public. The copyright statute encourages creative expression by providing various measures of protection for creative expression. The copyright laws by extending economic benefits to authorship encourages writing original works.