FAIR DEALING IN COPYRIGHT LAW: AN ANALYSIS VIS-À-VIS MEMES

A labourer is worthy of sufficient wages. Likewise, a person is worthy to enjoy the sole benefits accrued from his intellectual property. This basic idea is what led to the conceptualization of the copyright. With technological progress, there can be no denial of the fact that there has been increase in the value of ‘brain work’. The Indian Copyright, 1957 is the legislation that dually serves the purpose of protecting from infringement of original work and providing a breather via §52 so as to make the Act corollary to the fundamental rights of a citizen, especially the right to expression. Memes, though a small part of the internet culture, are growing steadily. To define memes, they are actions, notions, and mostly ideas that are transferred amongst individuals within the realms of the community.

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