Unveiling the Dynamics of Digital Copyright: A Qualitative Analysis of Piracy of Creative Works in India

  • Chirantan Priyadarshan and Dr. Gargi Bhadoria
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  • Chirantan Priyadarshan

    Student at Amity Law School, Noida, India

  • Dr. Gargi Bhadoria

    Assistant Professor at Amity Law School, Noida, India

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A revolution has taken place in the manner in which creative work is produced, distributed, and consumed as a result of the rapid advancements in digital technology and the explosion of the Internet. A priority for artists, users, and policymakers alike in this digital world is the preservation of intellectual property rights, particularly copyrights. This is especially true for copyrights. A comprehensive review and analysis of India's digital copyright legislation is presented in this article. The essay focuses on the law's most important aspects, as well as its issues and ramifications. Copyright Act, 1957, which has been revised many times to better represent the digital environment, is the primary source of the legal foundation that the Digital Copyright Act of India is based on. Written works, creative works, musical works, and cinematic works are all examples of the types of works that are protected by copyright under the law. In addition to providing remedies for unlawful use, it allows the author the exclusive right to copy, distribute, modify, and perform the work. When it comes to the enforcement of digital rights law in India, the prevalence of online piracy is one of the most significant difficulties that this article eloquently highlights. Copyright holders frequently confront incidents of unlawful copying, distribution, and public performance of their works. This is largely attributable to the ease with which digital content may be copied, shared, and distributed. Recognizing and punishing those who violate copyright has become even more difficult as a result of the proliferation of internet platforms, social media, and file-sharing networks. However, in order to counteract infringements of copyright that occur online, the Indian legal system offers takedown notifications and remedies to copyright owners. The focus of this article was on the purposes of India's digital rights law, which are to safeguard the rights of artists while also fostering innovation and providing access to knowledge. The protection of intellectual property in the digital era is based on legal frameworks, which include international treaties, fair use laws, and enforcement mechanisms. Despite the fact that issues still exist, these frameworks offer a basis.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 327 - 378

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.117050

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