Copyright

From Rs.6999 /- all inclusive fees

Copyright

musical and artistic work and even the producer’s films and sound recordings. Sometimes even businesses and startups get copyright registration related to instruction manuals, product literature and user guides. Usually, copyright is possessed by a creator of the work, but sometimes even the employer of its creator or the person who has authorised the work can own the copyright.

In India the Copyright registration can be enrolled under the Copyright Act, 1957. The copyright act provides a safety to our exclusive work so that the work carried out by the creator of work cannot be copied by anyone and to restore the uniqueness of the product. In the copyright there are bundles of rights like communication to the public, the rights of reproduction, adaptation, and translation of the work. We can say the Copyright is basically a legal right which has been provided to the creators of literature, dramatics,

Benefits of Copyright

Legal Right

It permits the right to sue an infringer in federal court, in case the owner holds a copyright registration. The copyright owner has the right to oppose any offender who claims the ownership of that particular work.

Private Right

Fundamentally, copyright is a private right and depends on an individual in which way he/she wants to implement or use the copyright. It is flexible in nature and is not mandatory to be utilized in the work and can also be assigned to others by the owners.

Selling Right

Another advantage is benefitting by selling or transferring the copyright. In case any third party wants the copyright then the initial owner has the privilege of deciding whether to sell/transfer the copyright or not.

Global Protection

Works that are copyrighted in many other countries are accorded similar privileges here in India. Likewise, works copyright registered in India are accorded protection in many foreign countries.

Creation of Assets

Copyright registration creates an intellectual property, an intangible asset. Registered copyrights are an intellectual property and the rights can be sold, franchised or commercially contracted.

Safe Guard of original Work

Copyright safeguards authentic & original work, if the owner is not registered then its easy to exploit the intellectual works without paying any royalties or compensation to the owner of the work.

Documents Required

Personal KYC

Name, Address and nature of business.
Nature of the Applicant’s Interest in the Copyright
State whether the applicant is the author of the work or the representative of the author.

NATURE OF THE WORK

Class & Description of the Work Literary or artistic work, for example

Title of the Work
In case of a website, give the URL of the website

Language of the Work
Whether English or Hindi, or any combination of languages

If Published, the Date of Publication
Publication in internal magazines, like a company magazine or a research paper
submitted to a professor does not count as publication.

FAQS (Frequently Asked Questions)

You can get the copyright for any type of unique and creative content. This could range from design, sketch, painting, song recording, music video, movie file, poem, book or even a short story.

A copy of the work needs to be provided along with the address and identity proof of the owner is required. For a company, the name of the company along with its Certificate of Incorporation and address proof is required.

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 publications, works of government and works of
international organisations, the 60-year period is counted from the date of publication.

A trademark is a mark given to protect a brand name, logo or slogan. On the other hand, copyright is a protection given to unique content like a book, music, videos, songs and
artistic content.

Any person claiming to be the owner of the work to be copyrighted can apply for copyright registration. The person can be an individual, company, NGO or any other.

A copyright is given to content, while a patent is given to an invention.

A copyright is an intellectual property, which can be sold, transferred, gifted and franchised. Copyright gives the owner of the work ownership over the work and any person wishing to use the work must obtain the registered copyright owners consent.

A copyright holder has the right to copy or reproduce the creative work, the right to be credited for it, the right to determine who may adapt the work to other forms and who may benefit financially from it.

A copyright is valid in India. However, if you have filed a copyright in India, you can use this as evidence before any government to prove that you were using the copyrighted content first.