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Joint authorship

Index Joint authorship

Joint authorship of a copyrightable work is when two or more persons contribute enough to the work to be the author of that work. [1]

12 relations: Author, Berne Convention, Collaborative writing, Collective work, Copyright, Copyright law of India, Copyright law of the United States, Feist Publications, Inc., v. Rural Telephone Service Co., License, TRIPS Agreement, Universal Copyright Convention, WIPO Copyright Treaty.


An author is the creator or originator of any written work such as a book or play, and is thus also a writer.

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Berne Convention

The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, usually known as the Berne Convention, is an international agreement governing copyright, which was first accepted in Berne, Switzerland, in 1886.

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Collaborative writing

The term collaborative writing refers to projects where written works are created by multiple people together (collaboratively) rather than individually.

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Collective work

A collective work is a work that contains the works of several authors assembled and published under the direction of one natural or legal person who owns the copyright in the work as a whole.

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Copyright is a legal right, existing globally in many countries, that basically grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to determine and decide whether, and under what conditions, this original work may be used by others.

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Copyright law of India

The Copyright Act 1957 (as amended by the Copyright Amendment Act 2012) governs the subject of copyright law in India.

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Copyright law of the United States

The copyright law of the United States is intended to encourage the creation of art and culture by rewarding authors and artists with a set of exclusive rights.

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Feist Publications, Inc., v. Rural Telephone Service Co.

Feist Publications, Inc., v. Rural Telephone Service Co.,, was a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States establishing that information alone without a minimum of original creativity cannot be protected by copyright.

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A license (American English) or licence (British English) is an official permission or permit to do, use, or own something (as well as the document of that permission or permit).

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TRIPS Agreement

The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) is an international legal agreement between all the member nations of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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Universal Copyright Convention

The Universal Copyright Convention (UCC), adopted in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1952, is one of the two principal international conventions protecting copyright; the other is the Berne Convention.

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WIPO Copyright Treaty

The World Intellectual Property Organization Copyright Treaty (WIPO Copyright Treaty or WCT) is an international treaty on copyright law adopted by the member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 1996.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joint_authorship

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