Quick Tour (Copyright)

Know more about Copyright

Copyright is a form of intellectual property that grants the creator of an original work, exclusive rights to its use and distribution, with the intention of enabling the creator of intellectual wealth to receive compensation for their work. Original works of authorship such as literary works, dramatic, musical and artistic works, computer software (mobile or any other), cinematographic films and sound recordings. In short everything that can be penned into a paper having created solely by its author.

 

BRIEF DETAILS ABOUT COPYRIGHT

The following are covered under Copyright

Particulars

Term

  • Literary
  • dramatic,
  • musical and
  • artistic works

Lifetime of the author + sixty years from the beginning of the calendar year next following the year in which the author dies.

  • Anonymous and pseudonymous works
  • Posthumous work
  • Cinematograph films
  • Sound records
  • Government work
  • Public undertakings
  • International Agencies
  • photographs

until sixty years from the beginning of the calendar years next following the year in which the work is first published 

 

Registering Authority

  • Intellectual Property India

1

Make an online application

2

Issue of Diary Number

3

Examination of Application by the authority

4

Filing of reply to the objections, if any

5

Approval of Application by Registrar and Issuance of Registration Certificate

Advantages

The creators or owners of original work can always protect their work through copyright registration. It helps them against infringement.
With copyright registration, your creative work is gets promoted among mass in a single go. It can be easily used for publicizing or for marketing in the mind of the customer.
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 evidence in the court of law over ownership of the work.
It generates an intellectual property. Registered copyrights can be sold, commercially contracted or franchised with the prior permission of the owner.
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.
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.

Disadvantages

There are no disadvantages.