Copyright Protection And Abuse Of Copyright

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INTRODUCTION Now with the copyright law, Copyright Act, Chapter 63 established on 1987 with the new revised version on 2006, any author who creates their own original works automatically has the privilege to have copyright protection. Original works means works that are created with own effort and through processes of developed ideas and their whole new way to express their ideas in their final product. Not only are the works protected in their own country but also countries that signed the international agreements. Meaning works are protected in countries that signed the international agreements with the same effect as though the works was made there. Therefore, works cannot be produced without permission in another country. Abuse of copyrights happens when works under protection of the copyright law is used without permission, thus infringing certain exclusive rights granted to the copyright holder. Such as, reproducing, displaying and distributing the works. Copyright infringement also occurs when a person other than the copyright holder copies the work’s “expression”. Which means that the idea or information behind the work is not protected, but how the idea is expressed is protected. COPYRIGHT ACT CAN / CANNOT PROTECT AN INDIVIDUAL’S WORK AND REPUTATION Copyright Act can protect an individual creator’s work, provided it conforms to the necessary requirements of the act. Copyright safeguards works such as books, computer programs, art works and so on. Works that are

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