If a person or an entity creates something that is tangible and original, they get an exclusive legal right over the work.
The owner will have the right to print, publish, perform, record or film the original work and will decide whether or not someone can use it.
This is a copyright.
The purpose of copyrights is to encourage original ideas and reward them by protecting the special rights of the creator.
Work that can be copyrighted
However, copyrights do not extend to
If you use or copy a copyrighted work without prior permission, it will be called a copyright infringement.
Some examples include:
✓ Using images on your websites or in your advertisements that have been modified.
✓ Creating videos with copyrighted words, music or songs.
✓ Recording copyrighted content in your own TV, phone, theatre, radio and calling it yours.
✓ Copying an artistic work
✓ Downloading music and films from unauthorized sources.
What happens in case of copyright infringement?
How can I use work protected by copyrights?
You can use such work after obtaining permission or license from the owner of the work. This ensures lawful authorization.
If there are any limitations and exceptions at national level that allow use of copyrighted work, you do not need authorization.
If the work is publicly available under a license that allows the use, no permissions are required. However, it is advised to understand all conditions laid down under such license.
What is Fair Use?
Work protected by copyrights can be used for ‘fair use’ without authorization. This includes using the work for the following purposes:
Criticism, parody, news, research, scholarship and teaching.
Common Mistakes that count as Infringement
So let’s be very careful when intending to use copyrighted work and never violate any copyright laws.
Intellemo does not support any kind of copyright infringement. It is required that the users of the platform respect copyright laws and publish accordingly.