Copyright is a collective name given to a bunch of rights granted to the creators of original works in the following categories.
1. literary, (including computer programme)
4. artistic works
5. cinematograph films; and
6. sound recording.
Copyrights are applicable to original works of artistic craftsmanship like a book, website, software, logo, mobile applications, painting, poem, lyrics, a sculpture, a photograph, musical works including any graphical depiction of such work, computer programme, a cinematographic film, etc
Copyright ensures certain minimum safeguards of the rights of authors over their creation, thereby protecting and rewarding creativity. Creativity being the key of progress, no civilised society can afford to ignore the basic requirement of encouraging the same. Economics and social development of society is dependent on creativity. The protection provide by the efforts of writers, artist, designers, dramatists, musicians, architects and procedures of sound recording , cinematography films and computer software, creates an atmosphere conducive to creativity, which induces them to create more and motives others to create.
The Copyright act now amended in 2012 with the object of making certain changes for clarity, to improve operational difficulties and also to address certain newer issues that have emerged in the context of digital technologies and the internet.