Intellectual Property Rights And The Internet World
Volume-1, Issue-2, 2018
In the online world, Intellectual Property Rights protected information music, computer programmes, databases can be easily copied and pirated using instantaneous means of reproduction, publication and dissemination causing serious financial loss to rightful owners. In most cases the impact of loss on the internet is greater because internet is borderless and infringing materials can travel across different geographical regions within few seconds. Detecting infringement of Intellectual Property Rights is fairly a complex task. Both online as well as offline world. In the Information Technology Age, the protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) requires even greater attention and dedicated strategy for its protection. On the internet, protection of intellectual property has an important bearing on the growth of e-commerce. It may be easy to detect infringement of intellectual property rights on the internet, but effective law enforcement poses a challenge while combating infringements of intellectual property rights in digital space. As we know, with the growth of information technology age internet is used for transacting business. When more activities start to happen on internet, offences are bound to occur in the internet. For this suitable legislation needs to be drafted in order to curb the offences on the internet. A multi-prolonged approach is needed to encompass technical, social and legal measures will be required to adequately protect intellectual property rights in cyberspace.