Copyright Registration

Copyright Registration

Copyright is a form of intellectual property protection like trademark and patents. A copyright is a legal right given by the law to creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and producers of cinematography films and sound recordings. Copyright give the owner of the work certain safeguard to ensure the intellectual work is protected and creativity is rewarded. Copyright includes a bundle of right like the rights of reproduction, communication to the public, adaptation and translation of the work.

In India, Copyrights are registered under The Copyright Act, 1957. The Copyright Act, 1957 protects original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and cinematography films and sound recordings from unauthorized uses. However, ideas, procedures, methods of operation or mathematical concepts cannot be copyrighted. Copyright is a right given by the law to creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and producers of cinematography films and sound recordings. In fact, it is a bundle of rights including, inter alia, rights of reproduction, communication to the public, adaptation and translation of the work. There could be slight variations in the composition of the rights depending on the work.

Copyright Registration Procedure

The procedure for registration is as follows:

  • Application for registration is to be made on as prescribed in the first schedule to the Rules;
  • Separate applications should be made for registration of each work;
  • Each application should be accompanied by the requisite fee prescribed in the second schedule to the Rules ; and
  • The applications should be signed by the applicant or the advocate in whose favor 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.

ADVANTAGES & BENEFITS

Copyright is an important property of the owner.
Copyright protects companies, authors, writers, software developers, artists, designers,architects, musicians, creative
geeks and media houses to protect their creations like software, web content, books, videos, artwork, films, songs from copycats

  • Protection against Copycats – Nobody will dare to copy your contents and designs once it is a copyrighted. The copyright law provides strong punishment and heavy penalties on those who infringe or misuse the copyrighted content.
  • Copyright helps in building credibility in Market – People will pursue that the content is original and not copies from anywhere and neither anyone else can copy the content.
  • Copyright is Most valuable asset of the Company – reativity and innovation is basic element of business growth and protecting the creativity is done through copyright. More and more businesses go for copyright of their web content, software, product and service videos. Music, Film an Publication Industry heavily benefits from Copyright protection.
  • Helps in expansion of business and earnings – Copyright can be licensed and rented for price under licensing agreement. Publication and Film Industry solely depends upon copyright licensing and transfer.

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