Copyright confers its owner with sole right to own, copy and reproduce the work with exclusivity.
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Copyright is a legal right which has been provided to the creators of literature, dramatics, musical and artistic work which confirm the ownership of the work with sole rights to use. It also includes the producer’s films and sound recordings, books, magazine, art work, logo, software etc.
Copyright registration provides ownership and protects the work carried out by the creator of work, which cannot be copied by anyone and to restore the uniqueness of the product.
Copyright is also one of the intellectual property protections and its registration in India is governed by Copyright Act, 1957. There are multiple types of copyrights like right to reproduce content, communication to the public, adaption and translation of the work.
The only owner of registered work can use the product or even can grant permission to another person. Copyrights are also transferrable.
What can be protected under Copyright?
Copyright can protect special kind of original work covered below generated by the person or creators. Following items can be Copyright:
- Art work ( includes photographs, images, paintings, drawings etc)
- Original Literature work (includes written Books, magazines, journals, computer programs, website)
- Dramatic work (includes written scripts of drama, films and cinematography)
- Music (includes musical work of sound, recordings, melodies, lyrics)
- Recorded Sounds
- Cinematography (includes films, movies, dramas and tele-films)
- Television and Radio broadcasts
Advantages of Copyright
If you believe your registered copyright is being infringed, it is easy to establish your right to it in court. If you haven’t registered the work of art, literature, dramatics, sounds or any approved work as copyright, you would not be able to do so. Particularly in sectors in which piracy is rampant, copyright registration is essential. It protects the ownership and unauthorized use of the work.
A registered copyright is an intangible asset that can be enormously valuable, marketable and helps in building goodwill for the owners. Copyright provides exclusivity in the market to use and own particular work and creates significant value add amongst peers and customers.
You would want your customers to identify your products or services with yours only. Registering your copyright ensuring this ownership specially created by you and should not be copied by any-third person. The court would then stop any piracy of such registered work and provides legal remedy to the owner in case of infringement.
Registered Copyright is an intangible asset for the owners. They are intellectual property and can be transacted commercially for sale, franchise or right to use.
Comparison of Trademark, Patent and Copyrights
- What is difference between Trademark, copyright and patent?
Trademarks and copyrights are both intellectual property, but serve different purposes. A copyright applies to literary and audio-visual (music, photographs, movies) works. So it’s an exclusive right granted to the creator or author of a book, script, software, music, photograph or movie. The owner has the right to stop the publication of any work that shares similarities with his/her work, unless it has been fairly used. Registration is not necessary. However, as copyright infringement has become commonplace in the Internet age, and you need a registration to take the matter to court, copyright registration has gained importance.
A patent is a right granted for a product or process to an individual or enterprise. This right grants its owner the ability to exclude others from making, using, selling or importing the patented product or process without prior approval. In exchange for this right, the applicant must fully disclose the invention. A patent is valid for 20 years, after which it falls into the public domain.
Copyright Registration Process
We first discuss the type of copyright you wish to register with applicable framework. Once it is confirmed, you must make the payment for the entire process. We will then send you an authorization letter, which you must sign and return to us so that our Copyright experts can file your application on your behalf.
2 WORKING DAYS
We will prepare the application, get it signed from you and file the same with Copyright registrar.
On filing of successful application, The Copyright registrar Office will first check your application and validate the application details with due regulatory parameters and its own judgment. The entire process of approval from govt. takes about 2-3 months of time. We will check the status of your application regularly over the entire period of 2-3 months till we obtain final registration certificate and keep you up-to-date on the status.
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