The Copyright Act 1987

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3.0 Copyright

Copyright can be defined as a form of protection given to the authors or creators provided by the laws or the exclusive legal rights to reproduce, publish, distributed or sell the matter and form of something. It is prevent other from taking their work for free and it also prevents people from altering the work without permission. Unlike a patent, a copyright is not monopoly it is a right of protection against copying. Copyright is acquired by bringing a work into existence. There is no requirement, nor provision and registration. This is the symbol of copy right ©. (Pendleburry.N et all)

The Copyright Act 1987 was enacted to make better provisions in the law relating to copyright and for other matter connected therewith. Section
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Type of Copyright

According to Lee et al, there are several type of copyright In section 7(1)of the Act provides that following works are eligible for Copyright such as below:
i. Literary works
It appears that literary work is not confined to work of literature such as a novel or a poem. It includes an expression in literary words, symbol and the works must be in a material form that can be perceived by the sense and this involves some form of writing, regardless of the literary quality and style. Literacy works protects novel, stories, pamphlets, plays, drama, scripts, articles, letters, reports, memoranda, tables. Computer programmes does not included official texts of the Government or statutory bodies of a legislative or regulatory nature or judicial decisions. ii. Musical works
Any musical work, and includes work composed for musical accompaniment. The musical work would cover the lyrics of the song as the music. iii. Artistic works
It is mean to protect the graphic work, photograph, sculpture or collage, irrespective quality. A work of architecture that already structure or designs the a building and modal.
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It show that fair use is nonprofit educational purposes are generally favored over commercial uses. The statute explicitly appropriate for fair use, such as criticism, news reporting, teaching, comment or research. All the activities are also a common and important at the university. However, not all nonprofit educational uses are ‘fair’. A finding of fair use depends on an application of all four factors, not merely the purpose. It is limiting your purpose to some of these activities will be an important part of claiming a fair use. The court also favor uses are ‘transformative’, which is the fait use is more likely to be found when the copyright work is ‘transformed’ into something new or of new utility or
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