RIGHTS PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT

The Copyright Act gives 2 kinds ofprotection:

ECONOMIC RIGHTS

  • The right to reproduce the copyrighted work
  • The right to prepare derivative works based upon the work
  • The right to distribute copies of the work to the public
  • The right to perform the copyrighted work publicly
  • The right to display the copyrighted work publicly

MORAL RIGHTS

Moral rights are rights of creators of copyrighted works recognized in civil law jurisdictions which are to be as follows –

  • Right of Paternity: The right to paternity is the right to claim the authorship over the work and restricts the other from doing so.
  • Right of Integrity: It permits the author to restrain or claim damages in case of any distortion, Mutilation and modification of their work.