Knowledge Base Issues

  • What is copyright?
    The subject matter of copyright is usually described as 'literary and artistic works,' that is, original creations in the fields of literature and arts. The form in which such works are expressed...
  • What works are protected by copyright? What does copyright protect?
    A work that is eligible is fulfillment of the following conditions: Sufficient effort has been expended to make the work original in character. The work has been written down, recorded or reduced...
  • Who is an author? Who owns copyright?
    Under Section 3 (Interpretation) of the Copyright Act 1987, an author in relation to literary works, means the writer or the maker of the works; in relation to musical works, means the composer;...
  • How long does a copyright last?
    Literary, Musical or Artistic Works Copyright in any literary, musical or artistic work shall subsist during the life of the author and shall continue to subsist until the expiry of a period of...
  • When is copyright infringed? What constitutes copyright infringement?
    The copyright in a work is infringed when a person who, not being the owner of the copyright, and without consent or license of the owner of the copyright, does or causes any other person to do...
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