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How to get Copyright in India

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Introduction

Copyright registration in India is enrolled under Copyright Act 1957. Copyright refers to the legal right of the owner of intellectual property. In simple words, copyright is the right to copy. Today copyright law has extended protection not only to literary, Dramatics, Musical and Artistic works but also to sound recording, films broadcasts, cable programmes and typographical arrangements of publications. Computer programs have also been brought within the power of copyright law.

What can be copyrighted?

Copyright does not exist for each and every kind of work. It is possible to copyright a work only if it is an original:

  • Artistic work such as a logo or painting
  • Literary work such as a book or computer programme
  • Dramatic Work such as a play
  • Musical work such as graph music
  • Cinematographic work such as a video or a movie
  • Sound Recording such as a song

Advantages of copyright registration:

Legal protection:

The creators or owners of original work can always be protected. It protects them from infringements.

Market presence:

Your creative work gets promoted among masses in a single go.

Rights of owner:

Rights over dissemination, translation, reproduction and adaptation of work have been fully assigned to the creator of work

Restrict unauthorized reproduction:

It restricts to produce duplicity of the unique work and give more preference to the owner of work

Creation of assets: 

It is an intellectual property. Registered copyright can be sold, commercially contracted or franchised with prior approval of the owner.

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 customers

Global Protection:

Indian laws provide privilege to the work which is copyrighted in many other countries and vice-versa. Copyright registration in India is accorded protection in many other countries.

For more details, Please visit http://copyright.gov.in/

List of documents required for copyright:

Type of work

Required documents

Artistic work

路 2 Copies of work

路 DD/IPO of Rs. (as applicable) per work

路 NOC from author if applicant is different from author.

路 NOC from publisher if work published and publisher is different from applicant.

路 Search Certificate from Trade Mark Office (TM -60) if the work is being used on goods or capable of being used on the goods.

 路 NOC from person whose photograph appears on the work.

 路 If the application is being filed through attorney , a specific Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and accepted by the attorney

Cinematograph Film

2 Copies of work

路 DD/IPO of Rs. (as applicable) per work

路 NOC from various copyright holders or copy of agreement (deed of assignment).

路 NOC from publisher if work published and publisher is different from applicant.

路 If the application is being filed through attorney , a specific Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and accepted by the attorney

Music

2 Copies of work (Graphical Notes)

路 DD/IPO of Rs. (as applicable) per work

路 NOC from publisher if work published and publisher is different from applicant.

路 NOC from author if applicant is other than author.

路 If the application is being filed through attorney , a specific Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and accepted by the attorney

Literary/Dramatic works

路 2 Copies of work

路 DD/IPO of Rs. (as applicable) per work

 路 NOC from publisher if applicant is other than publisher and work is published.

路 NOC from author if applicant is other than author.

路 If the application is being filed through attorney , a specific Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and accepted by the attorney

Sound recording

2 Copies of work

路 DD/IPO of Rs. (as applicable) per work

 路 NOC from various copyright holders or copy of agreement (deed of assignment).

路 NOC from publisher if work published and publisher is different from applicant.

路 If the application is being filed through attorney , a specific Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and accepted by the attorney

Software

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路 2 Copies of work

路 DD/IPO of Rs. (as applicable) per work

路 NOC from author if author is different from applicant.

路 NOC from publisher if work is published and publisher is different from applicant.

路 If the application is being filed through attorney , a specific Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and accepted by the attorney

路 Source code and object code of work for verification

 

For more information, please visit http://copyright.gov.in/Documents/handbook.html

Duration of copyright protection under Copyright Act 1957:

Literary, Dramatics, Musical or Artistic work

Copyright protection for lifetime of the author + 60 years beyond i.e 60 years after his death

In case of copyright in Posthumous, Anonymous & Pseudonymous works, cinematography Film, Sound recording

Copyright protection is 60 years from the beginning of the calendar year next following the year in which the work has been first published.

In case broadcasting organization

25 year from the beginning of the calendar year next following the year in which the work has been first published

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