Intellectual Property Rights in the Age of Content Creation

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Journal Title: Commonwealth Law Review Journal
Author(s): Akshita Prasad
Published On: 30/05/2023
Volume: 9
First Page: 196
Last Page: 205
ISSN: 2581-3382
Publisher: The Law Brigade Publisher

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Akshita Prasad, Intellectual Property Rights in the Age of Content Creation, Volume 9, Commonwealth Law Review Journal, 196-205, Published on 30/05/2023, Available at


The digital age has revolutionized content creation, presenting both opportunities and challenges for intellectual property rights (IPR) protection. This abstract explores the significance of IPR in the era of content creation and highlights strategies to protect and enforce these rights in the digital realm.

IPR holds immense importance in the digital age due to its role in encouraging innovation and creativity. By providing a legal foundation, IPR incentivizes content creators to push boundaries, invest resources, and develop innovative works that advance various industries. It serves as a catalyst for economic growth, as content creators can derive financial benefits from their creations, supporting their livelihoods and enabling future projects. Preserving originality and authenticity is another crucial aspect of IPR. It safeguards content creators’ distinct voices, artistic styles, and unique perspectives from unauthorized use or misappropriation. This fosters a diverse and vibrant content landscape that promotes artistic expression and cultural diversity.

IPR also plays a vital role in fostering collaboration and licensing agreements. Through licensing, content creators can grant permissions to others to use their works under specific conditions, leading to mutually beneficial partnerships, cross-pollination of ideas, and the creation of new and innovative content. This collaborative approach allows for the exchange of knowledge and resources while respecting the rights of creators. To protect and enforce IPR in the digital realm, content creators can employ various strategies. Copyright registration provides legal evidence of ownership and strengthens enforcement capabilities. Watermarking and metadata help identify and trace the origin of digital content. Digital rights management (DRM) technologies control access and usage of digital content, while licensing agreements and contracts establish clear terms and conditions of use. Monitoring and detection technologies assist in identifying instances of infringement, while notice and takedown procedures enable copyright holders to request the removal of infringing content from online platforms. International cooperation is crucial to address cross-border infringements, as content creators face challenges in enforcing their rights globally. Education and awareness about IPR promote a culture of respect for creative rights and reduce unintentional infringements. Legal action can be pursued in cases of severe infringement to protect and enforce IPR. By adopting these strategies and staying adaptable to the evolving digital landscape, content creators can enhance the protection and enforcement of their IPR. This preserves the value of their creative works, fosters a supportive environment for content creation, and nurtures a vibrant and sustainable creative ecosystem in the digital age.

Keywords: Intellectual Property Rights, Content creation, Content monetization, Digital realm, Online piracy, Licensing agreements, Copyright, IPR Infringement

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