September 2019 23
What Does The Copyright Act Mean Exactly?
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Copyright Act gives the author a bundle of exclusive rights over their work. These include: Reproduction rights The right to prepare derivative works (such as a screenplay from a novel) The right to distribute the…

September 2019 13
But I Didn’t Know It Was a Copyright Infringement
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Copyright is the legal right of the owner of an intellectual property. It stands to determine who can copy or use the products of creative human activity of an individual and to what extent, usually…

September 2019 08
5th Istanbul Fellowship Program Schedule
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5th Istanbul Fellowship Program is scheduled to take place with 200 participants from 70 countries on March 3 – 5, 2020. The Istanbul Fellowship Program, which was launched by Turkish Press and Publishers Copyright &…

September 2019 03
Let’s Create a Better & Healthier Environment For Writers
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Imagine you worked really hard on creating something for a long time. Just when it was time for you to reap the harvest, earn the reward for all of those long nights and hard work,…

August 2019 22
IRRO License for a Healthy Publishing Ecosystem
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How exactly does a publishing industry run? Publishing at its worst can be opaque, elitist, and confusing to outsiders. But, there’s more to it than what meets the eye. At the heart of the publishing…

August 2019 11
Is Illegal Copying the Death of Innovation?
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As a creator, what motivates you? Rewards, royalties or just the passion for the art? While the motivation can stem from anything really, but the worry and stress of your work being copied, stolen or…

July 2019 05
Balancing the Educational Ecosystem- The Reprographic Rights License
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We live in an era where everything revolves around technology. Don't we? We are glued to the internet and gaining knowledge through social media and other websites. Nowadays, teachers and professors started using innovative approaches…

June 2019 25
Lessons To Learn From Famous Copyright Infringement Cases
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The first thing to know about copyrights is that they are laws protecting the ‘original creation’ of someone. This original creation can include books, songs, paintings, films, and the like. The infringement of copyright, however,…

June 2019 21
Originality and Ethics in Publishing
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A few days ago, IRRO organised a roundtable at Blue Hall, German Embassy, New Delhi. At the event, various matters of copyright were discussed. In active attendance were speakers representing the government of India, members…

June 2019 03
Why Educational Institutions Should Have a License
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As the country’s premier copyright society, we do our bit to ensure that people who should have a reprographic license, such as academic institutions and photocopiers,are well informed and aware of the same. While a…