Copyright Registration


COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION IN INDIA

In India, the process of obtaining copyright registration is simple and straightforward. The person applying for the registration only needs to follow the guidelines laid down by the competent authorities.


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Copyright Registration

Copyright is a type of intellectual property protection such as trademarks and patents. Copyright registration is done after the Copyright Act, 1957. With copyright registration, you become the legal owner of your creative work in relation to books, paintings, music, websites, etc. Copyright registration with the authority may not protect the author's creative work to be copied. No person is allowed to use it without the permission of the author or creator. The author is entitled to use his work or charge others to replace it. Copyright registration in India protects the rights of the inventor from infringement.

In India, registration gives its owner the exclusive, personal right to distribute, replicate, reproduce the work or to give authorization to any other entity for the same. It confers a set of rights – the rights of communication, reproduction, adaptation and translation of work to the public. However, ideas, processes, methods of operation or mathematical concepts cannot be copyrighted.

Copyright registration can be done by My Financial Advisory in India NCR, and all other Indian cities.

Benefits of Copyright Registration

  • The Public Record of Ownership
  • When a work is copyrighted, it is registered on the public record, thereby establishing ownership.


  • Copyright Infringement
  • In case of copyright infringement, authors can sue the infringers to secure their work and claim statutory compensation.


  • Prevents the Import of Duplicates
  • Owners can record registration with Indian Customs and prevent duplicate copies of the work from being imported.


  • Commercial use of by-Products
  • Control by-products or derivatives created from the original registered work for business purposes.


  • Transfer of Copyright
  • Rights may be passed on or sold by the original copyright holder to a third party.


  • Ensures Safety
  • Copyright protection enables owners to showcase their work without the fear that it will be duplicated without authorization.

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Scope of Copyright Protection

The Copyright Act of 1957 prohibits the unauthorized use of any original literary, musical, theatrical, audio, cinematographic and other artistic works. Both published and unpublished works can be copyrighted, , and the copyright of the first work is held for the first maker. Copyright can also be registered for works which were published before 21st January 1958, i.e. before the Copyright Act came into existence.

Copyright protection of original literary, musical, dramatic and artistic works lasts for the entire lifetime of the author and for 60 years from the year following the author's death. For cinematography films, sound accounts, photos, after death distributions, unknown and pseudonymous distributions, works of government and works of worldwide associations, 60 years are counted from the date of distribution.

Copyright in India

After copyright registration, the copyright is valid for the lifetime of the author, 60 years after the death of the author.

The term of copyright registration means that the copyright in a work shall survive for the period as directed under the Copyright Act and cannot be exercised without the permission of the author/producer. Since the duration of copyright in a work varies by the nature of the work, the duration of copyright according to the work is discussed here below:

Published book, musical-dramatic or artistic work: up to 60 years after the author's lifetime. Anonymous and pseudonymous works: 60 years from the date the work was first published Cinematographic work: 60 years from the date of release of the film Sound Recording: 60 years from the date of issue of such sound recording.

Documents Required for Copyright Registration:-

The documents required for copyright registration are as follows:

The original document

  • Address proof and identity proof of the applicant with nationality;
  • Disclosure of the applicant's interest in copyright; Whether the applicant is the author of the work or a legal representative of the author;
  • Submit two copies of the original work;
  • In case of a company or business, submit a certificate of incorporation;
  • Description of the nature of the work;
  • Working language;
  • Title, category and description of the work;
  • publication date; Publication in journals or in a research paper (internal) submitted to a professor does not count as a publication;

Artistic work

The documents required to obtain copyright registration for an artistic work are as follows:

  • Submit 2 copies of the work.
  • Demand Draft of Rs. (as applicable) per work.
  • NOC (No Objection Certificate) from the author, if the applicant is different from the actual author.
  • NOC (No Objection Certificate) from the publisher, if the published work and the publisher is different from the applicant.
  • Discovery Certificate from the Trade Marks Office, if the work is being used on the goods or is capable of being used on the goods.
  • NOC from the person whose photograph appears at work.
  • If the application for registration is being filed by a copyright expert, a specific power of attorney is required which will be signed by the applicant and accepted by the attorney.

Cinematograph Film

The documents required to obtain copyright registration for a cinematograph film are as follows:

  • Submit 2 copies of the work.
  • Demand Draft of Rs. (as applicable) per work.
  • A copy of the Deed of Assignment or NOC from various copyright holders.
  • NOC (No Objection Certificate) from the publisher, if the published work and the publisher is different from the applicant.
  • If the application for registration is being filed by a copyright expert, a specific power of attorney is required which will be signed by the applicant and accepted by the attorney.

Music

The records needed to get copyright enrollment for music are as per the following:

  • Submit 2 duplicates of the work.
  • Request Draft of Rs. (as relevant) per work.
  • NOC (No Objection Certificate) from the distributor, assuming the distributed work and the distributor is unique in relation to the candidate.
  • Assuming the application for enlistment is being recorded by a copyright master, a particular legal authority is required which will be endorsed by the candidate and acknowledged by the lawyer.
  • NOC (No Objection Certificate) from the creator, assuming the candidate is not the same as the genuine creator.

Artistic and Dramatic Works

The records needed to acquire copyright enlistment for an emotional work are as per the following:

  • Submit 2 duplicates of the work.
  • Request Draft of Rs. (as relevant) per work.
  • Assuming the application for enlistment is being recorded by a copyright master, a particular legal authority is required which will be endorsed by the candidate and acknowledged by the lawyer.
  • NOC (No Objection Certificate) from the creator, assuming the candidate is not the same as the genuine creator.

Sound Printing

The archives needed to get copyright enrollment for a sound recording are as per the following:

  • Submit 2 duplicates of the work.
  • Request Draft of Rs. (as appropriate) per work.
  • A duplicate of the Deed of Assignment or NOC from different copyright holders.
  • Assuming that the application for enlistment is being recorded by a copyright master, a particular legal authority is required which will be endorsed by the candidate and acknowledged by the lawyer.
  • NOC (No Objection Certificate) from the creator, assuming the candidate is unique in relation to the real creator.

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