What is a copyright law?
Copyright can offer you a level of security for tangibly expressed original works, including artistic works (e.g. paintings and sculptures), dramatic works, literary works, musical works (such as sound recordings), cinematography, and computer software per se.
As a copyright owner, you have the exclusive right to:
Why register a copyright?
Copyright protection is automatic. However, if your work is infringed, it can be difficult to prove that it is your intellectual property.
Registration of your copyright by a copyright lawyer makes enforcing your rights much simpler. It serves as proof that you own the work, allowing you to act effectively against infringement.
Can I apply for copyright registration from legal firms in India?
What cannot be protected by copyright law in India?
Registering and protecting a copyright
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Applying to register a copyright
Requirements for registration
Assigning and licensing copyright
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Procedure for registering a copyright
● the title, language and publication date of the work (if published)
● your interest in the work
● information about any persons authorised to assign or license the copyright
● a signed declaration by the author, if you are not the author
You must also supply three copies of the work as soft copy (3 sets on CD) or as hard copy.
A minimum period of 30 days is allowed for any objections to your copyright registration application.
Any objections will be made on the grounds that the copyright lacks originality. Third-party objections are not encountered. Further, objections from the Copyright office will have to be responded to within 15 days.