Copyright in cyberspace primarily exists at two levels
- Computer Source code.
- Computer database.
- Does anything, the exclusive right of which is conferred upon the owner of the copyright by the Copyright Act, or
- Commercially permits any place to be used for the communication of infringing work to the public.
- The following are also deemed to be infringement:-
- Distributing, selling or hiring out infringing copies,
- Exhibiting infringing copies in public,
- Importing infringing copies into India.
- Imprisonment for a term between 7 days and 3 years and
- Fine between Rs. 1 lakh and Rs. 2 lakh.
- Without their knowledge or
- Despite their due diligence to prevent it.
- Schemes or
- In any other form, including a machine readable medium.
- Perform a particular task or
- Achieve a particular result.
- Concepts or
- Being prepared in a formalized manner or
- has been prepared in a formalized manner or
- has been produced by a computer, computer system or computer Network
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- Firstly, the information contained in the database may be the subject of copyright
E.g. A list of computer vulnerabilities and the relevant security measures.
- Secondly, the actual representation of this information may be the subject of copyright protection
E.g. the above mentioned information in a searchable online database.
- Diljeet Titus vs Alfred A. Adebare and Ors.
130(2006) DLT330, 2006(32) PTC609 (Del)