Commentary

1 Nature of copyright and scope of this title

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY vol 21(2) copyright
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1 Nature of copyright and scope of this title

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(B) Commentary

A: INTRODUCTION

1 Nature of copyright and scope of this title

The concept of copyright developed in recognition of the skill and labour expended by an author in creating a work. Copyright is, in essence, the right to prevent third parties copying a work and unjustly profiting from another’s skill and labour. It is concerned with the protection of an author’s expression of an idea rather than the idea itself. It does not confer monopoly rights in that it does not prevent a third party creating independently an identical work without copying.

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