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

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Jain, Sankalp, The Principle of Idea-Expression Dichotomy: A Comparative Study of US, UK & Indian Jurisdictions (March 26, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2229628 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2229628

Sankalp Jain (Contact Author)

Delhi High Court ( email )

Delhi High Court
New Delhi, ND Delhi 110001
India

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