Copyright registration for videos, audio recording and cinematography films.
Copyright registration for logos, books, periodicals, magazines,videos, audio recording, cinematography films with trademark registration.
Copyright is copyrighted for literature, drama, music, works of art, audio recordings, etc. Copyright registration offers a number of rights that include copyright, social media, customization, and translation work. Copyright registration guarantees minimum copyright and enjoyment of the authors’ content in creating, protecting and rewarding art.
It is necessary to register for a copyright because it enables you to interact with the community, reproduce rights, convert and translate works.
Recently, there has been a sharp increase in the number of intellectual property registered in India as awareness of the laws of intellectual property has increased. Copyright registration happens to be one of the most important types of property protection systems.
Copyright registration is done in accordance with the regulations of the Copyright Act, 1957. Author’s creative work cannot be copied as no one is allowed to use the same without the permission of the author or creator. An author may charge others for using or altering his work. Copyright protection usually lasts 60 years.
Documents required to register copyright
- To obtain a copy of the copy, the following documents must be submitted:
- Name, address, and nationality of candidate – Proof of Id
- NOC from the publisher if the publisher and the applicant are two separate individuals
- Search for a Certificate at the Trademark Office if available
- NOC from someone whose picture is from work
- Power of attorney
- 2 Copies of work (Book / source code on CD (if website copyright))
- Author KYC
Copyright registration can be obtained from any works related to text, drama, music, artwork, film, or audio recording. Copyright is granted mainly to three categories of work, and each category has its own separate rights under the copyright act.
- Original works of text, drama, music, and art include copyright for books, music, paintings, photographs, etc.
- Cinematography films are another copyright category that contains any visual recording activity in any media.
- Audio recording has a separate category under the copyright action that includes sound recording, regardless of the recording process or the way the sound is produced.
The process of copyright registration
An application for registration of a patent can be made on Form IV in the required form and fees. Whether published or not published work, it can be copyrighted. For a published work, three copies of the published work require submission and application.
While it is an unpublished work, a copy of the manuscript needs to be sent and a request to attach a copyright office stamp is proof that the work is registered.
Here is a step-by-step procedure for obtaining copyright registration in India:
Step: 1 – An application for copyright registration must be filed with the relevant forms for copyright.
Depending on the type of work, a separate copyrighted work may be required.
Step: 2 – The applicant needs to sign the forms, and the Attorney must submit the application under the name POA used.
At that time, our experts will prepare the application for copyright registration and submit the required forms to the Registrar of Copyright.
Step: 3 – Diary Number will be issued once the request has been sent online.
Step: 4 – During the 30-day waiting period, the copyright inspector reviews the application for a potential dispute and any other conflicts.
Step: 5 – If there is a dispute, the notice will be issued, and the same must be compiled within 30 days from the date of issue of the notice. The inspector may call both sides for a hearing.
Step: 6 – After the difference has been removed or there is no objection, copyright is registered, and the Copyright Office will issue a registration certificate.
Eligibility for Copyright Protection
Generally, copyright protection is valid for 60 years. In the case of the original literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, 60 years are calculated next to the year of the author’s death.
While in the case of cinematographic films, audio recordings, photographs, post-mortem publications, anonymous or fake publications, government works, and the work of international organizations, 60 years are calculated from the date of publication.
Remedy in case of copyright infringement
Violation of the copyright of any work is a criminal offense and punishable under Section 63 of the Copyright Act. He could be imprisoned for six months with a small fine of Rs. 50,000.
Also, if a patent has already been or may be possible, then any police officer who is not under the rank of junior inspector, if satisfied, can take without permission, all copies of work and plates are used to make copies of work that are illegal.
Owners of works of art and music can do their work in public. An artist can play his song to people. An artist can sing in public at any stage an artist wishes to perform.
The creators of the first work have been given rights and integrity. The right of an adversary or a father suggests that the creator may seek his own authority over his own work.
The right to integrity allows the owner to seek damages from individuals. If anyone attempts to immerse, alter or distort the actual piece of work, the copyright owner may claim personal damages.
Benefits of obtaining a copyright registration
Provides Legal Protection
The creators enjoy legal protection when their work is redone without authorization. Copyright registration makes it much easier to protect real work from infringement.
Copyright registration creates an explicit record of work, and proof of ownership is established for creative work.
The registered copyright owner acquires the rights to reproduce, distribute and adapt and translate the work.
Legal Use of Copyrighted Work without Permission
The law under certain circumstances allows the use of registered work without the owner’s permission to research, read, critique, review, report, and use the library and school and legislature activities. To protect the interests of users, some exemptions have been decided regarding the special use of functions that enjoy copyright. Some of the benefits are job use,
- Through research or private study,
- Criticism or reviews
- About the trial
- Equipment for an amateur club or community, when playing for a non-paying audience again
- The production of recorded sounds for text, drama, or music activities under certain circumstances.
Frequently Asked Questions
Copyright registration does not cover titles or words, short words, slogans, or any other phrases. Only the first writing activity can get copyright registration.
Trademark registration protects the brand name, motto logo while copyright protection is provided to works of text, music, videos, slogans, and art content.
Once copyright registration has been obtained it is valid for 60 years. If it is a script, a drama, a musical work 60-year verification is considered from the death of the author. But in the case of films, audio recordings, photos of the 60-year verification period are considered from the date of publication.
According to the Berne Convention, copyright acquired in India will determine the status of foreign workers and copyright protection is extended to countries that have signed the Berne Convention.
With the permission of the employer, copyright registration may be sold, transferred, gifted and franchise granted.