Abstract: This research paper is to analyse and examine what copyright law is Why it is important to protect it How is it being protected in different countries Different countries have their own copyright protection laws. We are going to study in brief the copyright laws in India, US, and UK and how did they get their modern forms. Copyright may be a bundle of rights given by the law to the creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and the producers of cinematograph films and sound recordings. The rights provided below Copyright law embrace the rights of copy of the work, communication of the work to the general public, adaptation of the work and translation of the work.The scope and length of protection provided below copyright law varies with the character of the protected work. But this protection cannot be divine and for the betterment of the human race it has to last a duration which is acceptable to both, the author and government.
Keywords: Copyright: Communication of work, Adaptation of the work, Protection, Duration