Historical Development of Copyright Law

  • Monika and Dr. Parmod Malik
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  • Monika

    Research Scholar at Department of Law, BPS Women University, Khanpur Kalan, Sonipat, Haryana, India.

  • Dr. Parmod Malik

    Assistant professor at Department of laws Bhagat Phool Singh Women University Khanpur Kalan, Sonipat, Haryana, India.

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This research paper is about the history of copyright law i.e it pointed out how copyright law evolved all around the world. Copyright law is now the most important part of National or Foreign National countries. Every country makes it an integral part of the law. The protection to copyright work has been provided as per the domestic laws of the country and the same limitation and exceptions are also as per the domestic laws of the country. The idea for the protection of copyright began only with the invention of printers. Before the invention of printers, there was no need for the protection of copyright because there was no chance or less chance of piracy. The author of creative work had the sole right of their creation. With the advent of technology, the need for the protection of copyright arise all around the world. In earlier days the scope of copyright was not so broad as the present scenario. The protection only provided to literary, and artistic work. But the scope of copyright had been broadened with the phase of time and as per need of protection of intellectual creation. In this paper, the light has been thrown on the development of copyright law from its very beginning to date.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 1, Page 561 - 570

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.112486

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