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Copyright Protection in Cyberspace: A critical study with reference to Electronic Copyright Management Systems (ECMS)

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Author(s): Nehaluddin Ahmad

Journal: Communications of the IBIMA
ISSN 1943-7765

Volume: 7;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 80;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Copyright Protection | ECMS | Digital Copyright | computer programmes

ABSTRACT
In this paper the author has tried to exhibit that the copyright protection of computer programmes which has though reached to the maturity stage but many question are yet to be answered .Thus a general overview of copyright protects ,followed by examination of the infringing act of copying with regards to computer programmes , the technological protection measures used to access control ,examining situations after Digital Millennium Copyright Act and ,the EU Directive .The legal backing for the technical measures , concludes that the technological measures used to access control mechanism may be appropriate answer in the light of piracy menace but whether it is on the cost of doctrine of fair use or rights of user, if so then precautions have to be taken to balance the both rights.
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