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What is Copyright Registration

Copyright is a form of Intangible asset which serves few rights and power to the creators of literature, art, music, sound recordings, cinematographed films and broadcasts. The copyright registration takes place under the Copyright Act. It is the legal right provided exclusively to the person who created it to print, copy, perform, etc. a piece of original work, such as a book, a song or a computer program. The creator may permit other to use his creation on payment of consideration or otherwise, as he thinks fit. The legal right to be the only person who may print, copy, perform, etc. a piece of original work, such as a book, a song or a computer program.

Benefits of Copyright registration

Protection against the infringement

Using a creation in respect of which copyright is obtained by creator, without his /her prior permission is prohibited and on doing so, creator can file a law suit against the person who infringes the right of content creator.

Public Record

On registration of Copyright of a creation, it serves as evidence or public record regarding the exclusive right of Creator, subject to certain conditions.

Ownership Validity

It is protected for a limited period of time. The general rule is that copyright 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.

Restricts Unauthorized Reproduction

Copyright is a form of Intangible asset of the creator and unauthorized reproduction of such creation is prohibited. However, the creator may permit other to use his creation on payment of consideration or otherwise, as he thinks fit.

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Documents or Information required for copyright Registration

 Name, Address & Nationality of the Candidate – ID proof

 NOC from the publisher if work published and publisher is different from the applicant

 NOC from a person whose photograph appears on the work

 Power of Attorney

 2 Copies of work

 Type & Description of the Work

 KYC of author (PAN AND AADHAR)

Copyright Registration Application:

Preliminary Requirements

  Pick the best suitable package

  Provide basic details & documents required for registration

  Make payment through secured payment gateways

Execution

  Consultation regarding the copyright registration process

  Drafting of necessary documents

  Filling of application

  Copyright Registered

All it takes is 10 – 12 working days*

*Subject to Government processing.

Process of Copyright registration:

Day 1 Collection and Collation of Documents:

 Provide basic details & documents required for registration.

Day 2 - 5 Execution:

 Drafting of Documents by Copyright Attorney

 Form filing of for Copyright Application online

 Copyright Registered

All it takes is 10 – 12 working days*