The Principle of Idea-Expression Dichotomy: A Comparative Study of US, UK & Indian Jurisdictions
17 Pages Posted: 8 Mar 2013
Date Written: March 26, 2012
Idea-Expression Dichotomy is an important principle in copyright law. It is only when the idea is expressed in a protectable form, it can be granted a copyright. Therefore, it is not the idea but the expression which is protected. This paper discusses the evolution of the doctrine of idea-expression dichotomy and its approach in American, English and Indian jurisdictions.
Keywords: Idea-Expression Dichotomy, Baker v. Selden, R. G. Anand v. Deluxe Films
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