Intellectual property and copyright protections
Because governments are the largest users of software in the world, one of the most effective mechanisms for public persuasion stems from governments themselves sending a strong and clear message that the government will not tolerate piracy, and is actively managing its own software assets. This can be achieved by implementing software management policies to set an example the private sector should follow. For a government to demonstrate its commitment to enforcing intellectual property protections in the private sector, it must demonstrate that it is willing to do so in the public sector as well.
Work shall be protected irrespective of their quality and the purpose for which they were created. A literary, musical or artistic work shall not be eligible for copyright unless : sufficient effort has been expended to make the work original in character and the work has been written down, recorded or otherwise reduce to material form. A work shall not be ineligible for copyright by reason only that the making of works or the doing of any act in relation to the work involves an infringement of copyright in some other work. Copyright shall not subsist under this Act in any design which is registered under any law relating to industrial design.
Copyright in any design which is capable of being register under any written law relating to industrial design, but which has not been so registered, shall cease as soon as any article to which the design has been applies has been reproduced more than fifty times by an industrial process by the owner of the copyright or, with his license, by any other person.
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