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Copyright Registration

Copyright An intellectual right that automatically vests to someone who creates an original work of authorship- like a literary work, song, movie or software is known as copyright. This intellectual right safeguards the rights of authors over their creat

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Copyright Registration

An intellectual right that automatically vests to someone who creates an original work of authorship- like a literary work, song, movie or software is known as copyright. This intellect right safeguards the rights of authors over their creation, thereby protecting and rewarding creativity. These rights protect the expression of ideas rather than the ideas themselves.

WHAT CAN BE COPYRIGHTED?

  • Painting or logo (under Artistic work)
  • Novel, books or software (literary work)
  • Play or script (dramatic work)
  • Music notes (Music work)
  • Movies, video (cinematography work)

BENEFITS OF COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION:

Protection of the work

Owner or creator’s work gets legally protect through this right. It protects them from infringement and piracy.

Make Presence in the market

The creation of the Owner or creator gets promoted amongst masses in a single go without the risk of being infringed.

Owner’s Right

Owner’s gets right for dissemination, translation, reproduction and adaption of his work. He gets the right to assign or refuse to assign his work.

Building assets

It is an intellectual property of the owner which becomes adds on in the assets of owner.

Goodwill creation

It helps in branding of your work and creates goodwill too.


PROCESS OF REGISTRATION

STEP 1: Create a user id and password after making registration on the portal.

STEP 2: Do the login after that click on copyright registration

STEP 3: Fill up the forms

  • Fill up and Complete the form XIV, then press the save button
  • Upload signature
  • Fill up the statement of particulars and save it
  • Complete  the statement of further particulars, this form is applicable for literary/dramatic/musical and artistic works

STEP 4: Make the requisite payment for registration

STEP 5: Save the diary number generated after the submission of the form

(All the attachment will be uploaded in pdf/jpg/png format or literary/dramatic work to be uploaded in pdf format only not more than 5mb)

STEP 6: A hard copy of the Acknowledgement slip along with the copyright registration form and all the respective attachments shall be posted to ‘THE Copyright Division, Department For Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry’.


LIFESPAN OF COPYRIGHT AS PER COPYRIGHT ACT 1957:

For Literary, Dramatics, Musical or Artistic work

Protection will remain for the lifetime of the author + 60 years beyond i.e 60 years after his death

For Posthumous, Anonymous & Pseudonymous works, cinematography Film, Sound recording

Protection will remain for 60 years from the beginning of the calendar year next following the year in which the work has been first published.

For broadcasting work

Protection will remain for 25 years from the beginning of the calendar year next following the year in which the work has been first published


DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION:

Type of work

Required documents

Artistic

➲ two Copies of work

➲ Demand draft of Rs. (as applicable) per work

➲ No objection certificate from the author if the applicant is different from the author.

➲ Publisher shall provide NOC if work published and publisher is different from applicant

➲ If the work is being used on goods or capable of being used on the goods search certificate from the Trade Mark Office.

➲ Person’s whose photograph appears on the work, NOC from him/her.

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

 

Cinematograph Film

➲ two Copies of work

➲ Demand draft of Rs. (as applicable) per work

➲ Certificate of No objections from various copyright holders or a copy of the agreement (deed of assignment).

➲ Publisher shall provide NOC if work published and publisher is different from the applicant.

➲ A specific Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and accepted by the attorney if the application id being filed through the attorney.

 

Music

Two Copies of work (Graphical Notes)

➲ Demand draft of Rs. (as applicable) per work

➲ If work published and publisher is different from the applicant, No objection certificate from the publisher

➲ If the applicant is other than author NOC from Author.

➲ A specific Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and accepted by the attorney, if the application is filed through an attorney

 

Literary/Dramatic

➲ two Copies of work

➲ Demand draft of Rs. (as applicable) per work

➲ Publisher shall provide NOC if work published and publisher is different from applicant

➲ If the applicant is other than the author, NOC form author.

➲ A specific Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and accepted by the attorney, if the application is filed through the attorney.

 

Sound recording

➲ two Copies of work

➲ Demand draft of Rs. (as applicable) per work

➲ Certificate of No objection from various copyright holders or a copy of the agreement (deed of assignment).

➲ Publisher shall provide NOC if work published and publisher is different from applicant

➲ A specific Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and accepted by the attorney, if the application is filed through the attorney.

 

Software

➲ two Copies of work

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

➲ If the author is different from the applicant, NOC from the author.

➲ Publisher shall provide NOC if work published and publisher is different from applicant

➲ A specific Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and accepted by the attorney, if the application is filed through an attorney

➲ Source code and object code of work for verification

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