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Copyright Registration
What is Copyright?
Copyright is an exclusive right given by law to the authors, composers and artist to reproduce the work for publishing and selling them to public. Copyright is just like an asset which you can sell to someone else for consideration.

 

Why Copyright registration is important?
When you do some literary, dramatic, musical , artistic film recording, painting, a photograph, a poem or record any sound or song which is unique and has never been done before by any person, then you definitely do not want that somebody else copy your creativity, but it should not mean that you shall conceal your creative works from everyone.

Therefore, copyright registration is important protect your work can be protected from being copied so that authors, artist etc. Can be rewarded and encouraged to do more creative work which leads to value addition.

 

Process to get copyright:
  • Application for registration is to be made on Form XIV (Including Statement of Particulars and Statement of Further Particulars) as prescribed in the first schedule to the Rules.
  • After filing an application for copyright along with complete details and copies, the author has to wait for a mandatory 30 days.
  • The applications should be signed by the applicant or the advocate in whose favour a Vakalatnama or Power of Attorney has been executed. The Power of Attorney signed by the party and accepted by the advocate should also be enclosed.
  • The fee is either in the form of Demand Draft, Indian Postal Order favouring "Registrar of Copyright Payable at New Delhi" or through E payment.
  • Normally, it may take 2-3 months time for registering copyright of any work in the normal course.
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    BENEFITS OF COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION

    Legal Safeguard

    Registering copyright against a particular idea gives complete protection to same in the court of law. It is the most effective way to protect your work legally.

    High Commercial Value

    When you choose to register copyright, the same can be used for creating and marketing a sense of goodwill and commercial value in the minds of your customers. It also means that you’re concerned about your work.

    Asset Creation

    Copyright registration refers to the creation of an intellectual property, an intangible asset. Being an intellectual property, you hold the rights to sell, franchise or retain it.

    Prevents Unauthorized Recreation

    The best part of copyright registration is that it prevents illegal reproduction of your work or idea in any form and you can always seek legal help in case of copyright infringement.

    Easy Identification

    Copyright registration ensures that the design of the product is exclusive to the owner and customer can easily identify that the product belong to the right owner.

    Right To SUE

    Registration allows a copyright holder to sue an infringer in federal court, an option that is not available to copyright holders that have not registered.

    Automatic Indication

    It serves as an automatic indication that the registrant is the actual owner of the copyright, making it the infringer's responsibility to prove differently.

    Statutory Damages

    It enables the copyright holder to sue an infringer for statutory damages so that he doesn't have to prove that the infringer's use of the work actually damaged him.

    Motice

    Registration provides notice to the world of the copyright holder's claim of rights, preventing an infringer from claiming that he used the work innocently, without knowledge of the creator's existing interests.
    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION
  • Ideas or facts
  • Useful Articles
  • Domain name
  • Common Language
  • Three copies of published work shall be sent along with the application. If the work to be registered is unpublished, a copy of the manuscript has to be sent along with the application for affixing the stamp of the Copyright Office in proof of the work having been registered. Also a demand draft is required to be attached to the application. Once an application is complete, including the payment of the prescribed fee, the copyright is registered. A registration certificate including a registration number is issued. With 5 working days of online application and within 7 working days of application.
  • Ideas or facts
  • Useful Articles
  • Domain name
  • Common Language
  • The copyright registration procedure is the issuance of copyright registration certificate. After the application for Registration of copyright is accepted by the Registrar, the Registrar shall issue to the applicant a Certificate of Registration under the seal of the copyright Registry.
  • 2 copies of work.
  • DD or IPO as per applicable rate.
  • NOC from various copyright holders or copy of agreement (deed of assignment).
  • If work published and publisher is different from applicant, NOC from publisher
  • If the application is being filed through attorney , a specific Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and that must be accepted by the attorney
    The copyright registration procedure is the issuance of copyright registration certificate. After the application for Registration of copyright is accepted by the Registrar, the Registrar shall issue to the applicant a Certificate of Registration under the seal of the copyright Registry.
  • 2 copies of work.
  • DD or IPO as per applicable rate.
  • NOC from various copyright holders or copy of agreement (deed of assignment).
  • If work published and publisher is different from applicant, NOC from publisher
  • If the application is being filed through attorney , a specific Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and that must be accepted by the attorney
    Copyright is a form of protection provided to the authors of "original works” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works, both published and unpublished.
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