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The exclusive right to reproduce or authorize others to reproduce artistic, dramatic, literary or musical works. Copyright means the exclusive right to apply a design to any article in any class in which the design is registered. [Section 2(4) of the Patents and Designs Act, 1911]

The copyright of a work is the exclusive right to multiply copies of the work, not merely a right to do so in common with others. [Sims vs. Marrayat, 17 CB 281; 20 LJQB; 79 ECL 281]

Author of a work shall be the first owner of the copy right. But if the work is made in the course of the author’s employment under a contract of service or apprenticeship, the employer of the employed person, in the absence of any agreement to the contrary, shall be the first owner of the copyright therein. [Mrs. Suraiya Rahman vs. Skill Development for Underprivileged Women, represented by its Project Directors and Others 17 BLD (HCD) 284]

If an association or body is unincorporated then also it is an association or body of individuals entitled to own copyright and in such a case individuals constituting the body will own the copyright as tenants-in-common[Mrs. Suraiya Rahman vs. Skill Development for Underprivileged Women, represented by its Project Directors and Others 17 BLD (HCD) 284]

See The Copyright Act, 2000 as amended in 2003.
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