Copyright subsists in Cinematograph film as an original work: Delhi HC

Aditi Singh July 16 2019
Legal Education

The Delhi High Court has held that in a suit for Copyright infringement of a Cinematograph film, the infringing copy need not be an exact copy of the Cinematograph film, made by a process of duplication or a substantial/material copy.

It has opined that the blatant copying of fundamental /essential/distinctive features of a Cinematograph film on purpose would amount to copyright infringement.

Consequently, it held that the scope of protection of a film was at par with other original works and the test laid down in . . .

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