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Copyright Registration

Copyright registration in India is enrolled under Copyright Act, 1957. It provides a kind of safety so that the work carried out by the creator of work cannot be copied by anyone and to restore the uniqueness of the product. There are bundles of rights under Copyright like communication to the public, the rights of reproduction, adaptation, and translation of the work.

Copyright is basically a legal right which has been provided to the creators of literature, dramatics, musical and artistic work and even the producer’s films and sound recordings. Sometimes even businesses and startups get copyright registration related to instruction manuals, product literature and user guides. Usually, copyright is possessed by a creator of the work, but sometimes even the employer of its creator or the person who has authorised the work can own the copyright.

Copyright registration can be done through LegalRaasta in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai & all other Indian cities.

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Procedure for Copyright Registration

Copyright Registration

An application (including all the particulars and the statement of the particulars) in the format of FORM IV has to have to be sent to the registrar along with the requisite fees (mentioned in the Schedule 2 of the act.). A separate application has to be made for separate works

Copyright Registration

Every application has to be signed by the applicant as well as an Advocate in whose favour a Vakalatnama or a POA has been executed

Copyright Registration

The registrar will issue a Dairy No. and then there is a mandatory waiting time for a period of 30 days for any objections to be received

Copyright Registration

If there are no objections received within 30 days, the scrutinizer will check the application for any discrepancy and if no discrepancy is there, the registration will be done and an extract will be sent to the registrar for the entry in the Register of Copyright.

Copyright Registration

If any objection is received, the examiner will send a letter to both the parties about the objections and will give them both a hearing.

Copyright Registration

After the hearing, if the objections are resolved the scrutinizer will scrutinize the application and approve or reject the application as the case may be.

Why Copyright Registration

  • Legal Protection
  • Intangible Asset
  • Various Legal Rights

What is Copyright Registration

Just like Trademark and Patent, Copyright is also one of the intellectual property protection. The Copyright Act, 1957 helps you in protecting the original or genuine literature, drama, music and artistic work. And ideas, procedures or even the methods of operation can never be copyrighted. In a layman’s language, a copyright is an exclusive right granted to the owner in order to protect his work from being copied, exploited or misused.

Doing a particular work takes lots of efforts and energy and therefore protecting the work done is as important as doing a work. Hence, one of the mediums through which one can protect as well as enjoy certain rights over his/ her works is Copyright.

The only owner of registered work can use the product or even can grant permission to another person. Copyrights are also transferrable.

What all things are Protected under a Copyright?

It basically protects the expression of ideas (e.g. words & illustrations), alone it cannot be protected. The following may be protected under copyright law:

  • Literary works (e.g., written books, computer programs, website)
  • Dramatic works (e.g., scripts for films and dramas)
  • Musical works (e.g., melodies)
  • Artistic works (e.g., paintings, photographs)
  • Published editions
  • Recorded Sounds
  • Movies, Films and telefilms
  • Broadcasts on Radio and Television
  • Performances

Advantages of Copyright Registration?

Legal Protection

Copyright registration serves as prima facie evidence in the court of law over ownership of the work. Therefore, copyright registration gives the owner legal protection for his/her work.

Branding and Goodwill

Registered copyright can be used for marketing and creating a sense of goodwill and quality in the minds of your customer. Registered copyright show others that you care about your work.

Global Protection

Works that are copyrighted in many other countries are accorded similar privileges here in India. Likewise, works copyright registered in India are accorded protection in many foreign countries.

Restricts Unauthorized Reproduction

Copyright registration will establish that you are serious about copyright infringement. This will help impede unauthorized reproduction of the work as it provides the owner with a host of legal remedies.

Creation of Asset

Copyright registration creates an intellectual property, an intangible asset. Registered copyrights are an intellectual property and the rights can be sold, franchised or commercially contracted.

 
 

Details required for Copyright Registration?

Personal details: This includes the Name, Address and Nationality of Applicant. Applicant should specify the nature. Whether he is the owner or the representative?

Nature of the work: This includes class & description of the work, title of the Work. In case of a website copyright, give the URL of the website. You also need be mention the language of the Work

Date of Publication: Mention the date of Publication in internal magazines (if possible). Like a company magazine or a research paper submitted to a professor does not count as publication.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. For what can copyrights be obtained?
You can get a copyright for any unique and creative content. This could range from design, sketch, painting, song recording, music video, movie file, poem, book or even a short story.
2. What is the validity of a copyright?
Copyright protection typically lasts for 60 years. In the case of original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works the 60-year period is counted from the year following the death of the author. In the case of cinematographic films, sound recordings, photographs, anonymous and pseudonymous publications, works of government and works of international organisations, the 60-year period is counted from the date of publication.
3. Who can apply for copyright registration?
Any person claiming to be the owner of the work to be copyrighted can apply for copyright registration. The person can be an individual, company, NGO or any other.

4. What is difference between a Trademark and a Copyright?
A trademark is a mark given to a brand to protect the brand name, Logo or Slogan. A copyright is a Protection given to unique content such as books, music, videos, songs or even software.

5. What are the documents required to register copyright?
A copy of the work needs to be provided along with the address and identity proof of the owner is required. For a company, the name of the company along with its Certificate of Incorporation and Address proof is required.
6. Will my Copyright registration be valid across the world ?
A copyright is valid in India. However, if you have filed a copyright in India, you can use this as evidence before any government to prove that you were using the copyrighted content first.
7. What is difference between Patent and Copyright?
A copyright is given to content, while a patent is given to an invention.
8. Can I sell or Transfer Copyright Registration?
A copyright registration is an intellectual property, which can be sold, transferred, gifted and franchised. Copyright registration gives the owner of the work ownership over the work and any person wishing to use the work must obtain the registered copyright owners consent.
9. Is copyright applicable for all products?
No. Copyright is applicable for only unique content. The content can be book, song, film, software, fashion designs.
10. Who can apply for copyright?
Whosoever has worked on unique content or produced some unique content, song, or any data can apply for copyright registration in India.
11. Can I register my name or title?
NO you cannot register your name or title. Name or titles can only get trademark registration.
12. After applying for copyright, if someone uses my content?
You can send him/her a legal notice regarding the same. But if no action is taken from second party then you can file a case against him/her and sue them in court.
13. Is there any search engine or way to search about registered copyright?
Unfortunately there is no way to do so. The only way out of this is to do proper research work on Google. But do not limit to google, expand your research sources.
14. How can get your website copyright through Legalraasta?
With the online boom, a lot of ecommerce / online companies are going for website copyright. You can either apply for it yourself or take help from Legalraasta. LegalRaasta helps you get website copyright while relaxing at home. To get your website copyright from Legalraasta, you need to just go to our website www.legalraasta.com and select the option copyright registration.

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