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Research Journal of Science and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 8, Issue : 2
First page : ( 107) Last page : ( 112)
Print ISSN : 0975-4393. Online ISSN : 2349-2988.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2988.2016.00014.0

The Role of International Framework in Promoting Copyright protection in Cyber space

Malagi Shashirekha*

Asst. Prof. of Law, Sir Siddappa Kambali Law College [Formerly University College Of Law], Karnataka University, Dharwad, Karnataka-580001

*Corresponding Author E-mail: shashimalgi120@gmail.com

Online published on 1 October, 2016.

Abstract

The intellectual property is the wealth of nations. The misappropriation and destruction of this property can imbalance the economic infrastructure of the nation. When it comes to the copyright in cyber space, it is very much vulnerable to appropriations, as it would cheaply be reproduced. By introducing uniformity of applications to state laws internationally, the international conventions like Berne Convention, the WIPO Copyright Convention, the TRIPS Agreement, WIIPO Performances and Phonogram Treaty, 1996, have got a great role in Protection of Copyright in Cyber space. Further, USA, UK and European countries have also taken lead in this direction by enacting The Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 1998 (US), Internet and its ability of transmitting works almost at a lightning speed, copyright protection has become increasingly difficult. The problems created by recent technological developments cannot be solved by the decisions of individual countries. With the Internet, copyrighted works remain vulnerable to outside piracy even if protected in the home country. The parallel growth of state laws as well as international treaties can meet the challenges that the law faces in this modern technological era.

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Keywords

Intellectual property, International Framework.

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