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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.
What is included in our Package.
Procedure for Copyright Registration
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
Advantages of Copyright Registration?
- Legal Protection
The creators or owners of original work can always protect their work through copyright registration. It helps them against infringement.
- Market Presence
With copyright registration, your creative work is gets promoted among mass in a single go. It can be easily used for publicising or for marketing in the mind of the customer.
- Rights of the Owner
Rights over dissemination, translation, reproduction and adaptation of work have been fully assigned to the creator of work.
Copyright registration helps you in protecting your unique work and will act as an evidence in the court of law over ownership of the work.
- Restricts Unauthorised Reproduction
It restricts to produce duplicity of the unique work and give more preference to the owner of work.
- Creation of Asset
It generates an intellectual property. Registered copyrights can be sold, commercially contracted or franchised with the prior permission of the owner.
- Branding or Goodwill
As it is always said, branding plays an important role in promoting your work. So, Copyright registration can even help you to create a sense of goodwill and quality in the minds of your customer.
- Global Protection
India allows or provides privilege to the work which copyrighted in many other countries and vice-versa. Copyright registration in India is accorded protection in many other countries.
- Makes Work Known
People come to know about registered work easily and it is easily searchable on many platforms with the registered database.
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.