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.
You can get a copyright for any unique and creative content. This could range from design, sketch, painting, song recording, music video, movie file, poem, book or even a short story.
Copyright protection typically 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. In the case of cinematographic films, sound recordings, photographs, anonymous and pseudonymous publications, works of government and works of international organisations, the 60-year period is counted from the date of publication.copyright-registration
Any person claiming to be the owner of the work to be copyrighted can apply for copyright registration. The person can be an individual, company, NGO or any other.
A trademark is a mark given to a brand to protect the brand name, Logo or Slogan. A copyright is a Protection given to unique content such as books, music, videos, songs or even software.
A copy of the work needs to be provided along with the address and identity proof of the owner is required. For a company, the name of the company along with its Certificate of Incorporation and Address proof is required.
A copyright is valid in India. However, if you have filed a copyright in India, you can use this as evidence before any government to prove that you were using the copyrighted content first.