Copyright arebundle of rights provided to an author of the work. All literary, musical, dramatic, and artistic work, and also cinematographic films and sound recordings are protected under copyright. Copyright comes into existence as soon as work is created, but it is always advisable to get a copyright registration to protect one's original piece of creative work. The rights granted under copyright law are right of reproduction and communication to the public, translation and adoption of work. Further, copyright includes both economic rights and the moral rights. As per the Indian Copyright Act, 1957, the term of copyright is 60 years in general, the term 60 years is calculated from the year following the death of an author of literary, dramatic, artistic, musical work. Also, it is calculated from the date of publication in cases of film cinematography, photographs, posthumous publications, sound recordings, works of government and works of international organizations, anonymous and pseudonymous publications.
Benefits of Copyright Registration
Process of Copyright Registration
Documentation for Copyright Registration
With respect to the Copyright the first step is to prepare necessary documents for the purpose of filing it before the copyright department. These documents are copyright questionnaire, class and description of the work and NOC from the author of the copyright material
Why To Obtain Copyright Registration
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 publishing 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.
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.
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.
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