Copyrights are a form of intellectual property. Copyright is a legal right created by the law of a country that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights for its use and distribution. This is usually only for a limited time. The exclusive rights are not absolute but limited by limitations and exceptions to copyright law, including fair use.
1. Right to produce and reproduce: Copyrights gives the owner of the intellectual property the right to produce and reproduce the copyrighted material without any approval by law or by any legal enforcement.
2. Right to authorize: Copyrights gives the owner the rights to authorize anyone to produce and and reproduce the intellectual property at any time and anywhere. This means the owner has absolute rights.
3. Protection: Copyrights gives the owner of the intellectual property protection over his works. This means that no one else besides the owner can use the protected property by producing or reproducing.
4. Moral rights: Copyrights give the owner of the intellectual property moral rights to do whatever they want with the property.
5. For a limited time only: Copyrights are granted to the owner of the intellectual property for a limited time only. This means that during that time of the protection, the owner can do whatever he wants to do with it.
6. Automatic protection: As soon as one gets rights to the intellectual property, the protection becomes automatic. This means that the protection takes effect as soon as the owner files for protection.
7. Defends intellectual property: Copyrights defends intellectual property. This means that as soon as one gets the copyrights, one has absolute rights and these rights are defended in the copyright.
8. Public record: Copyrights as a form of intellectual property are already a public record and are there in the public domain. This means anyone can get access to the copyright at any time in case they want to view it.
9. Proves ownership: Copyrights are a proof of ownership of intellectual property. The fact that it is in the public record means that no one can purport to one the copyrights.
10. Source of prestige: Copyrights are a source of prestige to the owner. It gives the owner the sense of ownership and the pride of being the sole beneficiary of the copyrights.
1. Limited dissemination: Copyrights are granted to the owner for a limited amount of time. As soon as the time lapses, the copyrights are taken away from the owner and anyone can now produce and reproduce the works.
2. Cost: It is costly to file for copyright protection of any intellectual property. There is a lot of money required to file for the intellectual property.
3. Limited protection: The protection granted by the copyright may not be comprehensive. It is sometime limited and may not allow for a lot of modification of the intellectual property.
4. Inability to share work: There is the problem of inability to share the works that are supported under the intellectual property.
5. Authorship is not ownership: The protection offered by the copyright may allow for production and reproduction of the content but may not necessarily give the owner the full rights of ownership.
6. There is no provision for parody: There is usually no provision for parody of the copyrighted material. This means that it has to be the original material or nothing.
7. Registration fees: When filing for the registration of the copyright, there are prior fees that are charged. This may be a problem to some people who may not get the chance to access the registration fees.
8. Ambiguous: Sometimes the copyrighted material may be ambiguous. One may not know what is covered in the copyright and what is not included.
9. Always susceptible to stealing: There is always someone who is out there looking to steal the copyrighted material. Even though the copyright is protected, someone may still reproduce it illegally.
10. Can only be attached to one person: Copyrights can only be attached to one person or a group of people at a go.