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COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION IN INDIA

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.

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Copyright Registration

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

01
Branding or goodwill
02
Global protection against palagrism
03
Restricts unauthorized reproduction
04
Creation of intangible asset

Process of Copyright Registration

01
Documentation and Preparation
02
Filing of Copyright Application
03
Submission of physical document
04
Departmental objection handling

Documentation for Copyright Registration

01
Copyright questionnaire
02
Classification and description of work
03
No objection from the author of the work
04
Power of attorney for copyright filing

PROCEDURE OF COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION IN INDIA

STEP 01
Documentation and Preparation

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

 Documentation and Preparation
STEP 02
Copyright Application Filing

We file copyright application upon being authorised through a Power of Attorney issued in our name. The application is filed online through the portal of copyright attorney wherein the details of copyright and its description is filed in appropriate form and is a fees is paid resulting in issuance of acknowledgement.

 Copyright Application Filing
STEP 03
Physical Document Submission

Within 30 days of filing the copyright application two sets of the work is to be deposited in physical form at the Delhi office of the Copyright department, which issues proper acknowledgement of the same.

 Physical Document Submission
STEP 04
Copyright Examination

if no objection is filed within the said period, the application is then formally examined and objections by the Examiner, if any are raised, or any extra documents required are requested for. Response to the objection/examination report has to be filed within 30 days.

 Copyright Examination
STEP 05
Departmental Objection Handling

The final stage is to reply and redress any departmental objection raised by the copyright department. If department is satisfied then issued a certificate of registration of copyright which is valid for a period of 60 years.

 Departmental Objection Handling
STEP 06
Copyright Registration

A Copyright registration certificate is issued by the Copyright Office after the objections, if any, are overcome to the satisfaction of the Copyright Office.

 Copyright Registration

The Copyright Government Fee with Respect to its Type is as under