Copyright provides exclusive right(s) to the author(s) for their literary and artistic works. The main objective of such protection is to encourage and reward creative work. Copyright protects the form of ideas and NOT the idea itself. The protection in copyright shall subsist throughout the lifetime of the author plus 60 years beginning from the next calendar year from the year of his/her demise.
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