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Keywords : IPR; Copyright; WIPO; Information Technology Act; internet;

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Intellectual property rights plays very important role in the socio-economic,cultrual development of the country. The evolution of internet is greatest technological achievement of human being. The unique capabilities of internet to exchange knowledge, ideas, information in the form of pictures graphs, videos within a second to every corner of the world in same quality. With increasing use of internet IPR infringement is increased. Copyright issues involved in the practices of linking, deep linking, uploading-downloading, copy-paste, P2P file sharing technologies which are normally used on the internet. To protect copyright in cyberspace is great challenge before us because our copyright law, Information Technology Act does not adapt itself in changing digital environment and in cyberspace it is difficult to trace out offender due to extra territorial jurisdiction of internet. India is signatory member of the WIPO Internet Treaty & to meet international requirement Copyright Act was amended in 2002,2012 which cover internet issues. But this amendment was not adequate to deals with issue of copyright protection in cyberspace. Copyright infringement causes a great risk to all industrial sector like copyright,software,music,film industry etc.& this is not only effect on owners right but also on economy of nation. So it is highly important to check online piracy by providing strong copyright protection in cyberspace, which wills automatically encouraging creativity of mankind. At the same time public education & awareness about copyright is also important. This paper discusses meaning, ways to infringe copyright in cyberspace & challenges before protecting copyright in digital environment, copyright law in India. Keywords: IPR, Copyright, WIPO, Information Technology Act, internet

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