Implication of Copyright Provisions for Literary Works in Films and Videos for Libraries

  • FZ Oguntuase


The paper appraised the issue of inteilectual property with a view to bringing out the subject of copyright as an aspect of property right that subsists in certain specific types of works which bother an effort a nd creativity. The emphasis of copyright is on original literary works, films, sound recordings and others. The focus of this paper is to discuss the various provisions of the copyright law as they affect films, video and by extension video CD. The study examines the various interpretations of the provisions of the copyright law as they affect film, video and allied media and concluded that as a result of rapid changes in techno logy of information cornrnunication, copyright laws should be dynamic enough to cover the new media of infonnation cornmunication. This will make it easy for libraries and archives to manage and utilize the works in the new media without necessarily running foul of copyright law.

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