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ChatGPT and Copyright Concerns

While ChatGPT’s remarkable capabilities have been widely discussed, its liability for academic malpractices such as plagiarism remains a blind spot. The definition of plagiarism and whether using ChatGPT’s work falls within this definition is important in the domain of academics.

Redefining Users, Access and Rights of Use

The transition from print to electronic content entails challenges of negotiating rights and restrictions covered in licence agreements which are executed by contract law of jurisdictions and are often unfamiliar to libraries. The traditional functions of libraries are affected by the stringent terms and conditions in these agreements. This article analyses the agreements signed by the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore library in the acquisition of and subscriptions to electronic resources pertaining to business management, economics and other social science subjects. The growing displacement of copyright law by these agreements has created uncertainty and impermanence regarding the accessibility of content for posterity. The confluence of copyright and contract law and technological trends in publishing and dissemination will shape the information landscape for scholarship and research in the future.

Perspectives on Copyright

Just how much leeway do writers/producers have under the law to freely use ideas from published works and films without acknowledgement?

Conferring 'Moral Rights' on Actors

The Manisha Koirala case has served to highlight the absence of protection to film actors in the Indian Copyright Act. Indian film stars have a global fan-following which translates into considerable commercial value. It is important that their on-screen image be protected. Such legal protection can be afforded by conferring `moral rights' - the right to be acknowledged as the creator of a work and the right to prevent distortion/mutilation of one's work.

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