Summary: The Importance Of Copyright

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In order for an artist to earn money which is known in the entertainment industry as royalty from their intellectual property this talent need to be registered. As such copyright is crucial in these industries; Most definitely many of the businesses that comprises the entertainment industry such as book publishing, motion pictures, computer software and music are based on the ownership and use of copyrighted works. Within this article, the researcher aims to discuss what copyright is, the importance of copyright and the possible benefits of copyrighting intellectual properties as well as a brief discussion as it relates to the process of copyrighting an intellectual property. Before we can further discus copyright we must also discuss key…show more content…
In Jamaica there are several organizations that are responsible for copyrighting intellectual properties, the major ones include Jamaica Intellectual property office (JIPO), Jamaica Association of Composers Authors and Publishers (JACAP) and Jamaica Music Society (JAMMS). All three basically monitors the use of its members IP and collects royalties on behalf of its members. Copyright laws were created to protect the creative works of individuals; These laws especially come up in the entertainment industry, because no one wants someone else to make money off his work. Copyright law is important as it protect works whether they are published or not. Registration allows a copyright holder to sue an infringer in federal court, an option that is not available to copyright holders that have not registered their intellectual property. Copyright serves as an indication that the registrant is the actual owner of the copyright material, which makes it the infringer 's responsibility to try and prove otherwise; copyright facilitates the copyright holder to sue an infringer for statutory damages so that he doesn 't have to prove that the infringer 's use of the work damaged him. Finally, registration of a IP furnish notice to the public of the copyright holder 's…show more content…
The major reason an artist should copyright their intellectual property is to ensure that they earn royalties from these ideas for a life time and even years after death. Additionally, when a artist copyright a IP this also adds value to the country in which the artist have generated those property for instance when a athlete participates in a race and his/her pictures are taken and are published this acts as a brand for that particular country. Copyright is an essential part of growing an individual talent and to ensure that as an individual develop on their talents they are earning from same. Registering of a talent is the first step of ensuring that other persons who misuse these properties are held accountable. It’s also of importance to note that when an artist registers a intellectual property and earns royalty from same this also grows the economy in which the talent was developed as more persons become aware of the talent that are available in that particular country and would like to get firsthand experience of hearing or seeing this talent performed. For instance, with Bob Marley’s music we get lots of tourist visiting Jamaica to learn about his
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