I wanted to know the facts behind the Web Application Hosting and its classification respective to copyrights. I know the streaming of Video / Audio over Internet its comes under OTT (over-the-top) i.e., Internet Broadcasting.

I wanted to know the Website (Static/Dynamic web application) Hosting and consuming its comes under the broadcast or Internet Broadcast or from which classification? especially in India and European countries.

No where was it clearly defined.

  • Please clarify what's the country where the company is registered and the primary countries of your audience, since the law varies by country.
    – Martheen
    Apr 1, 2021 at 4:32
  • @Martheen - I modified my question. Apr 1, 2021 at 4:41
  • how does indian copyright law refer to the indian constititon?
    – Trish
    Apr 1, 2021 at 15:08

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in US copyright law, there are no "classifications" of copyright. A protected work is a protected work. There are a few special provisions for architectural and sculptural works, and quite a few for musical works, but different types of web transmission or hosting make no difference with regard to US copyright law. I don't know what difference such classifications might make in the law of India.

  • In Europe, some dynamically generated content might not fall under copyright because it was not created by a creator. Remember the flap about the rights when a monkey took a selfie with a human's camera? There are other protections for dynamic sites, however, and parts may fall under copyright.
    – o.m.
    Apr 1, 2021 at 6:55

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