What is Copyrights?

Copyright is a type of intellectual property that gives its owner the exclusive right to make copies of a creative work. Copyright is intended to protect the original expression of an idea in the form of a creative work, but not the idea itself. Copyright which consists of any work of visual recording on any medium. Finally, sound recordings are a distinctive class under the copyright act.

What is Copyright Registration?

Copyright registration is one of the key types of intellectual property protection, Copyrights are registered in the Register of Copyrights maintained in the Copyright Office of the Department of Education. Copyright protection typically lasts for 60 years, the 60-year period is counted from the date of publication. A registered copyright legally protects your work and prevents its unauthorized usage.

Copyright Registration

Benefits of Copyright Registration

  • Copyright registration creates a public record.
  • It enables you to file a lawsuit and take legal action on those who are misusing your rights.
  • It provides you with economic benefits by entitling.
  • Copyright protection provides motivation for the creativity of your work or product.
  • You can Sell OR Transfer Copyrights.
  • Provides Copyrights infringement, so owner or author can sue the infringers.
  • Gives the identity as legal evidence of your ownership.

Documents required for Copyright Registration

  • Your work registered under the Indian Copyright Act, 1957
  • Name, Address & Nationality of the Applicant and the author of the work.   –  Nature of the applicant’s interest in the copyright.
  • Copies of the original work  –  ID proof of the owner and Incorporation certificate if it is for business Work related
  • Nature of The Work  –  Class & Description of the Work
  • Title of the Work  –  Language of the Work
  • Date of Publication – Publication in internal magazines, like a company magazine or a research paper submitted to a professor does not count as publication.

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