Copyright and Entertainment Industry: An Overview

  • Shubham Shakti and Vanshika Jhakhnadia
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  • Shubham Shakti

    Student at Gauhati University, India

  • Vanshika Jhakhnadia

    Student at Gauhati University, India

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Copyright, being one of the important Intellectual property rights (IPR), protects the rights of creators of artistic works, literary works, sound, films and related creations. This right provides the creator the authority over the creation of his or her own to explore benefits if used by others. Media platforms including social media use new ideas, images, sounds, scripts and many more means and methods of communication professional, commercial and personal purposes. The entertainment industry faces the most genuine and gravest of difficulties presented by piracy. While unapproved duplicating and dissemination of cinematograph movies and music is not a new thing but a new turn of events, the greatness of the issue has, in the new years, gained extents that undermine the presence of the whole business. Advancements in replication and innovation have made it a moderately straightforward matter, for even a beginner, to produce duplicates, which are of a tantamount norm with the duplicates being honestly made and advertised by the business. Piracy, inter alia, results in loss of revenue to owners of copyrights through royalties, illegally adds to the coffers of the pirate and defrauds the state of collectible cess through various levels of production and sale. Without mitigating the importance of the said consequences, it is the music/film industry that is the most seriously prejudiced. This paper discusses issues regarding copyright in entertainment media and piracy and also law regarding the same in India.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 5313 - 5329


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