Copyright Registrations

Copyright is a right given by the law to creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and producers of cinematograph films and sound recordings. In fact, it is a bundle of rights including, inter alia, rights of reproduction, communication to the public, adaptation and translation of the work. There could be slight variations in the composition of the rights depending on the work.

Copyright ensures certain minimum safeguards of the rights of authors over their creations, thereby protecting and rewarding creativity. Creativity being the keystone of progress, no civilized society can afford to ignore the basic requirement of encouraging the same. Economic and social development of a society is dependent on creativity. The protection provided by copyright to the efforts of writers, artists, designers, dramatists, musicians, architects and producers of sound recordings, cinematograph films and computer software, creates an atmosphere conducive to creativity, which induces them to create more and motivates others to create.

Copyright Application Filling:

Upon filing an application for Copyright with complete details and copies, a filing number (dairy number), filing date and filing receipt is issued by the Copyright office.

After receipt of dairy number, the author or the right owner has to wait for a mandatory period of 30 days so that no objection is filed in Copyright office against the claim that particular work is created by the applicant if such objection is filed it may take another one month time to decide as to whether the work could be registered by the register of Copyright after giving a opportunity of hearing the matter that both the parties.

Examination:

If no objection is filed the application is then formally examined and objections, if any, are raised, or any extra documents required are requested. Response to the objections or examinations report has to be filled in 30 days.

Registration:

Copyright registration certificate is register by the copyright office after the objection, if any, are overcome to the satisfaction of the Copyright office.

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