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Copyright Registration

Reading Time: 2 minutes The copyright is essentially a negative right which prohibits copying of an original work of various types which has been recognized under section 13 of The Copyright Act, 1957. The registration of copyright is not necessary to enforce IP Rights and it naturally vests with the author of the original work. The works which can be protected under the copyright law of India are as under Literary Work Dramatic Work Artistic Work Music Work Cinematograph Film Sound Recording The term of copyright protection varies on different parameters and is not the same for all classes or types of the trademark which…

Reading Time: 2 minutes FAQ of Copyright Registration FAQ of Copyright Registration Q.1 For what can copyrights be obtained? Answer:- 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. Q.2 What is the validity of a copyright? Answer:- 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…

Reading Time: 2 minutes Enforcement of Copyright The Indian Copyright Act, 1957 provides both civil and criminal remedies against the infringement of the copyright. Section 55 of the Indian Copyright Act 1957, provides civil remedies to a copyright owner in the form of an injunction, damages, and accounts. A civil suit for infringement of a copyright can be filed in the District Court in the appropriate jurisdiction; including where a plaintiff resides. Enforcement of Copyright Criminal Remedy Criminal remedies are also provided to a copyright owner in cases of an infringement of the copyright. Section 63-70 deals with the criminal penalties provided under the…

Reading Time: 3 minutes Copyright Transfer A copyright subsists with the owner of copyright for a term of sixty years, The rights can be transferred in following manner Copyright Transfer 1) Licensing of Copyright The licensing of copyright involves the transfer of some or all of the rights to a licensee to utilize his work for financial benefits by the copyright owner or licencor. However, there is a distinction between the licensing and assignment of copyright. In licensing, the ownership rights do not vest with the licensee whereas in the case of assignment, the ownership do not vest with the assignor anymore. Types of…

Reading Time: 2 minutes Change Particulars Copyright After a copyright is registered changes can take place in the particulars of the entries which is maintained by the registrar of copyright. The registrar of copyrights may on its own (Suo Moto) or on receipt of an application of an interested person can amend or alter the register of copyright so that the register of copyright reflects correct and updated particulars with respect to a copyright. there are two sections of copyright act which deals with the changes in copyright particulars which are as under Change Particulars Copyright Section 49: The registrar of copyright may order…