Copyright Registration

Copyright is a bundle of rights provided to an author of the work. All Literary, Musical, Dramatic, Artistic, 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 copyright registration is not mandatory under the Act, however, for all practical purposes, the registration of your original creative work is strongly recommended. The rights granted under copyright law is the right of reproduction and communication to the public, translation, and adoption of work including both economic rights and the moral rights. The intent of the IPR in copyright is to protect the original work irrespective of its quality or artistic merit. Section 13 of The Copyright Act, 1957 provides that copyright subsists only in an original work. The period of validity of a copyright is in general 60 years from its first publication, or delivery or broadcast to the public. Team setindiabiz is well experienced to protect your valuable IP in your new creations.

Types of Copyright

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Literary Work

The original creation of literature which may be in any form like work of fiction, biography, technical books or paper, dramatics, script, thesis, research work, tables, compilation and computer programmes including computer databases. It can be claimed irrespective of its quality, style or literary merit

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Cinematograph Film

A cinematograph is a work of visual recording along with the sound recording accomplished by any process whether analogous or digital including the video films. It includes visual recording in any medium and by any method of storing it. By definition, every recorded work with moving visuals/images will be considered a cinematograph

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Artistic Work

As per section 2 of the Copyright Act, the copyright in artwork subsists in an original artistic work comprising of paintings, sculptures, graphics, cartoons, etchings, lithographs, photography, drawings, plans, maps, diagrams, charts, buildings, models of buildings, moulds and casts for sculptures.

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Dramatic Work

The dramatic work is also a kind of literary work which includes any piece for recitation, or an arrangement of performing a play, work of choreographing or dumb show entertainment, a scenic arrangement or the work of acting based on a fixed writing work. but does not include a cinematograph film.

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Music Work

A musical work is a distinct copyrightable work in itself and does not include lyrics or any sound. The works of the sound recording are though dependent on music work, but to protect musical work a separate application must be moved with the musical work. The author of sound recording need to take permission from the author of music work

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Sound Recording

The songs which contain singers voice with or without music, a recorded speech or an audio, or podcast is the examples of sound recording. This includes any work of recording sound regardless of its medium or storage. In case the sound recording also has music then permission from the author of music work must be obtained.

Documents Required to Copyright Registration

  • Documentation

    We shall assist you to prepare Application/Declaration Form and Statement of Particulars to be filed to register the work with the registrar of copyright.

  • Application Filing

    The application is filed with two copies of the work along with the prescribed government fee which ranges from Rs. 500 to Rs. 5000 depending upon work.

  • Copyright Examination

    After receipt of the application, copyright department waits for 30 days and then issues examination report accepting it or with the objections.

  • Objection Removal

    The departmental objections if any need to be removed by a proper reply to it and personal representation. Finally, the copyright gets registered.

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