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Copyright is the legal process of safeguarding any form of intellectual or artistic creations from illegal imitation or usage. Grounded on the Copyright Act, 1957, the creators/producers of any original works like literature, music, cinematography, sound records, can look after their intellectual properties. Following the latest amendment, computer-related programming, content, a database can also be protected by obtaining a copyright license.
  • Part A. Literary works other than computer Programs.
  • Part B. Musical Works.
  • Part C. Artistic Works.
  • Part D. Cinematography Films.
  • Part E. Sound Recording.
  • Part F. Computer Programs, tables & Compilations.
  • Legal Protection
  • Branding or Goodwill
  • After The Creators Death
  • Prima Facie Evidence
  • Owner publicity
  • Restricts Unauthorized Reproduction
  • Creation of Asset
  • Public Record
  • Copyright helps in establishing credibility in Market
  • Global Protection

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logos, software, art work, books, periodicals, magazines,videos, music,databases, advertisements,cinematography films & video games


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Basic Requirements for Copyright Registration

Registration under Copyright Act will protect any form of artistic creations or Intellectual property. It gives both the Economic & Ethical Rights to the original creator.

Basic Details of Creator

To register before the Copyright Act, some basic details of the creator like Name, Address & Nationality are mandatory.

Trademark Certificate for Artistic Work

For submitting copyright registration on any sort of artistic work, the applicant must get a clear copyright search certificate from the trademark office on a prior basis.

Power of Attorney

The candidate must sign the power of attorney rightfully if you are registering copyright through any advocate or legal firm.

Submission of the work sample

A candidate registering for copyright should put forward his/her work in a soft copy format in JPEG, JPG, or GIF format. Copyright registration for computer programs, database requires 4 CDs or DVDs of that particular computer programs.

Documents Required for Copyright Registration

  • Name, Address & Nationality of the Candidate – ID proof
  • NOC from the publisher if work published and publisher is different from the applicant.
  • Search Certificate from Trade Mark Office (TM -60) if any
  • NOC from a person whose photograph appears on the work.
  • Power of Attorney
  • 2 Copies of work
  • KYC of author
  • DD/IPO of Rs. per work ((as applicable)
  • NOC from the author if the candidate is different from the author.
MeaningIt is a helpful legal security aid for the creator/producer on any of their original artwork such as literature, music composition, sound recording, cinematography, or computer programs. Copyright ensures the entire Economic & Ethical authority of the creator on his/her intellectual properties.Trademark legally preserves any particular word, symbol, or designs that make a business entity distinctive among its competitors.It is a form of intellectual property that guards the invention of any inventor for a limited period of time. Through a patent, the inventor/owner can legally exclude others from reproducing, using or selling a particular invention.
Protection is given forOriginal artistic works like written text, composed music, recorded sounds, paintings, choreography, motion pictures, cinematography, computer programming & databases etc.Any word, logo, color, font, design that differentiate products, the identity of any particular party from others.Features of shape, configuration, pattern, and ornament, the form of lines, colour or blend thereof applied to each article.
SignificanceExpression of IdeasIdentification of brandInvention
Govern byIndian Copyright Act, 1957Trade Marks Act, 1999Indian Patent Act, 1970
Requirements of RegistrationThe work must be original, creative and must be able of fixing in the tangible form.The marks needs to be unique.The design needs to be original and must be referred to the article by any industrial process.
ExclusionsOthers are not permitted copy the work without the permission of the creator.Stop others from using the same logo/symbol.Stop others from using the invention without the permission
Validity TermThe validity time in copyright is 60 years.The validity time in trademark is 10 years.The validity time in patent is 20 years.
Rights ProvidedThe right to be the owner of the original artworks and excludes others from illegal copying, distributing and reproducing of the copyrighted intellectual properties.Rights to apply the mark, design, color, font and stop every illegal usage of the same by any third person.Right to stop others from producing, selling using or importing the patented invention.

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Copyright registration is an intellectual property right just like a trademark and patent. It is basically a legal right which is provided to the creators for their unique work.

Copyright falls under the auspices of intellectual property law and protects the rights of creators of original works of authorship whether the work in question is published or not.

Original works of authorship include literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and photography.

Copyright works include books, sound recordings, music, artistic work, cinematographic films, dramatic, computer programs, databases, advertisements, and paintings.

By law, when something is written, drawn, photographed, etc., its copyright is automatically owned by the author. In other words, a copyright exists at the moment the work is created.

Registering a copyright with the Copyright Office is voluntary. Copyright protection exists even without registration;

However, your work must be registered before you can file a copyright infringement legal case in a court.

In addition, registration of copyright makes it easier to prove ownership of your work in the event of an infringement and allows you to collect more in damages from the infringer/theft.

The main a difference between a patent and copyright is on the basis of their objective. The patent protects an invention of a new product or a process, from being stolen by others and to facilitate commercialization of its use by the inventor. On the other side, copyright protects original works, e.g. literary works, videos, music records, artistic works, architecture, software etc. from being plagiarized.

Copyright Registration under Indian Copyright Act is valid only within the borders of the country. However, To secure protection to Indian works in foreign countries, India has become a member of the following international conventions on copyright and neighboring (related) rights:

  1. Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.
  2. Universal Copyright Convention.
  3. Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms against Unauthorised Duplication of their Phonograms.
  4. Multilateral Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation of Copyright Royalties.
  5. Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement.

Now, Your original work register under India Copyright office shall be protected under 176 countries.

Yes. Computer Software or programme can be registered as a literary work carrying open source code. As per Copyright Act, 1957 literary work includes computer programmes, tables, and compilations, including computer databases. Source Code has also to be supplied along with the application for registration of copyright for software products.

Copyright, as provided by the Indian Copyright Act, is valid only within India To secure the Indian works in foreign countries, India has become a member of the following international conventions on copyright and neighbouring (related) rights:

  • Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, where India is among 176 member nations.
  • Universal Copyright Convention.
  • Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms against Unauthorized Duplication of their Phonograms.
  • Multilateral Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation of Copyright Royalties.
  • Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement.

No, You don’t need to be physically present for the process, Online Legal India is an online catering platform all you need is internet connection in your phone/computer and the required documents with you and we can get the job done no matters even if you are present at remotest location of the India.