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Copyright Registration

Copyright Registration

Copyright is basically a legal-right given by the law to creators of literacy,dramatic,musical and artistic works and procedures of cinematography films and sound recordings.In India,it is enrolled under Copyright Act,1956.In copyrights,Author’s has rights alone and no one can violate them legally.

Copyright ensures certain minimum safeguards of the rights of content of owner of author over their creations,
protecting and rewarding creativity.There is no copyright protection for ideas,procedures,methods of operation
or mathematical concepts.Copyright protect only original expression of ideas,and not the underlying ideas
themselves.

Copyright registration can be done through Filing Bazaar in all over India.

Documents required for Copyright

  • 2 Copies of work.
  • Classification and Description of work.
  • No objection from the Author of the work.
  • NOC from publisher if work published and publisher is different from applicant.
  • Power of Attorney for copyright Filing.
  • DD/IPO of Rs.(as applicable) per work.

Why copyright law is important?

Copyright law has a dual role.It provides exclusive rights to authors in order to protect their work for a limited period of time but it was also established to promote creativity and learning.

Features of Copyright

The purpose of copyright law is to protect the Author of a work against diplomacy,to guarantee commercial
exploitation and stimulate new ideas.

  1. For Protection: Copyright law must protect have its own originality of Author,be recorded in a particular form,and be perceptible in the field of Literature,science.software etc.
  2. Using the copyright symbol: Author of work use the copyright symbol to indicate their copyright claim under copyright law.
  3. Distribution right: The right to sell or otherwise distribute copies to the public.
  4. Longer life safety: For individuals/companies,copyright protection will generally expire 70 years after
    introduction or publication of work
  5. Right of the owner: Right over dissemination,translation,reproduction and adaption of work have fully assigned to the Author.

The copyright Act,1957 protect literacy,dramatic,musical and artistic works and cinematographic films and sound recording from unauthorized uses.

No,Copyright doesn’t protect titles by themselves or name,also does not protect ideas and concept.To get the protection of copyright a work must be original.

Yes,Computer software or programme can be registered as a literary work.

No,Acquisition of copyrights is automatic and it does not require any formality. Copyright comes into existence as soon as a work is created./p>

Anyone claiming to be owner of the work to be copyright can apply for copyright registration.Here,the term Anyone can be an individual,company,NGO or any other.