Copyright Piracy in the Digital Age with Special Reference to Napster’s Case

  • Dr . Atul Jaybhaye and Ms. Barkha Dodai
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  • Dr . Atul Jaybhaye

    Assistant Professor at Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, India

  • Ms. Barkha Dodai

    Assistant Professor at Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, India

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Copyright, Patent, Trademark, Designs are some of the types of Intellectual Properties. These are creations of the human mind and hence called Intellectual Property. The term Cyberspace relates to the transactions carried through e-commerce. Web-based technology through the internet has increased our capacity to access it easily with rapid speed which is very useful for e-commerce and having quick electronic business transactions. The challenge that the law has faced in the recent years is how to tackle the development of Intellectual property on the Internet while preventing its unauthorised exploitation. And the most important of the many legal issues raised by the internet is the protection of the copyright. The author in this paper has tried to discuss copyright piracy in the digital age. Further, the landmark Napster’s case has also been discussed which was first major case to address the application of copyright laws to peer-to-peer file-sharing.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 5, Page 2137 - 2148


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