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What is the difference between patent & copy right ?

Asked by Adarsh Mishra, 18 Oct '08 04:54 pm
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There are basically five major legal differences between a copyright and a patent : subject matter protected, requirement for protection, when protection begins, duration, and infringement. There's also a sixth practical one: cost. Subject matter: A copyright covers "works of authorship," which essentially means literary, dramatic, and musical works, pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works, audio-visual works, sound recordings, pantomimes and choreography. A patent covers an invention, which essentially means a new and non-obvious useful and functional feature of a product or process. Requirement for protection: In order for a work to be copyrighted, it must be original and fixed in a tangible medium of expression; no formalities are required (see section 2.3). In order for an invention to be patented, it must be novel (i.e., new), non-obvious, and useful and a patent must be issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Start of protection ...more
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 18 Oct '08 05:01 pm

 
  
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Copy right is leagalised while patent as brand virutued
Answered by Dinesh C S, 18 Oct '08 05:03 pm

 
  
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