Public Interest Issues in Copyright

The Lex-Warrier: Online Law Journal (2018) 3, pp. 97-100

4 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2019 Last revised: 11 Dec 2019

Date Written: March 1, 2018


In today’s knowledge economy, anything which has got commercial value gets protected under some or other form of intellectual property right (IPR’s). IPR’s are exclusive rights which grants a monopoly to the IP right holder to commercially exploit their intellectual property. In other words, such rights restrict or exclude others from exploiting such IPR’s without the consent of the right holder. However, laws in various countries including India do provide certain exceptions to such exclusive rights in interest of public welfare. Copyright is a bundle of rights, inter alia the rights of reproduction, communication to the public, adaptation and translation of the work. These rights are given by the State to the creators of such literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and producers of cinematograph films and sound recordings. However, there could be slight variations in the composition of the rights depending on the work.

Keywords: Knowledge Economy, Intellectual Property, Copyrights, IQAC, GLC Thiruvananthapuram, Public Interest

Suggested Citation

Warrier, Vishnu S, Public Interest Issues in Copyright (March 1, 2018). The Lex-Warrier: Online Law Journal (2018) 3, pp. 97-100, Available at SSRN:

Vishnu S Warrier (Contact Author)

Lex-Warrier Foundation ( email )

Kozhikode, 673017


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