Advantages of Copyright

Copyright is an exclusive right to do anything subject to regulations as per the law that deals with the copyright. Section 14 of Copyright Act 1957 explains the meaning of copyright. It is an exclusive right as per the provisions of the act to authorize to do anything subject to regulations. The copyrights and how to utilize the right are detailed hereunder. These are actually the advantages and benefits of copyrighting the work that was done.


The copyright of literary work, dramatic work or musical work but not a computer program.


  1. The work can be reproduced in any material form and can be stored in any medium by electronic means.
  2. The copies of the work can be issued to the public provided that they are not in circulation already.
  3. The work related to the above mentioned can be done in public, performed in public and can be communicated to the public.
  4. Any cinematograph can be made out of it and a sound recording too can be done.
  5. The same can be translated and adapted and further that can be reproduced and copies can be distributed.


The copyright of a computer program.


  1. That can be reproduced, copies can be distributed, communicated to the public and use the same in any way similar to a literary work, dramatic work or musical work.
  2. The work can be sold, lent on hire.


The copyright of artistic work.


  1. The work can be reproduced in any form including three dimensional (3D) and two dimensional (2D).
  2. The work can be communicated to the public openly.
  3. Copies of the same can be issued.
  4. The work can be used in a cinematographic film.


The copyright of a cinematograph film.


  1. Copies of the film can be done and that includes photography of any part.
  2. The same can be sold or lend on hire.
  3. The work can be communicated openly to the public like what is generally known as trailers or teasers of the films.


The copyright of a sound recording.


  1. Any other recording of sound embodying it can be done.
  2. The work can be sold and the same can be lent on hire.
  3. The work can freely be communicated to the public.

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