Copyright Registration

Copyright registration will give your creative work legal protection.

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Copyright is a type of intellectual property that gives its owner the exclusive rights including both economic and moral rights to make copies of a creative work, usually for a limited time, which generally lasts for the life of the author plus an additional 60 years. Copyright subsist only in an original work under section 13 of the Copyright Act, 1957. The creative work may be in a literary, artistic, dramatic, cinematographic, or musical form. Copyright is intended to protect the original expression of an idea in the form of a creative work and it is not mandatory in the Act but it is strongly recommended.

According to law, creators of literary, dramatic, music and artistic work and producers of cinematographic and sound recordings are entitled to legal rights. After registration of copyright, it gives the proprietor an exclusive right to replicate, reproduce and distribute the work and to authorize the same to some other entity. Furthermore, it grants permission and perks to communicate to the people, translate & adapt work.
The answer to what all things a person can copyright is discussed below,

Advantages of Copyright Registration

Creates Goodwill

The registered copyright can be utilised to sell products or services and foster a sense of trust and quality in the eyes of your clients. Having a copyright registration shows people that you value the inventions you make.

Legally protected

The registered copyright serves as a prima facie evidence during the proceedings in the court of law and makes the case strong. There are also certain provisions under the copyright Act offering Infringement Protection. An Infringement Protection means the right given to the creator to sue a person who has in any way copied the work and is using the same for own benefit

Prima facie evidence

It is advantageous to the creators since it is admissible in court and acts as a first-instance witness in court proceedings.

Creation of valuable asset

If the brand is established and doing well, the registered copyright might be a significant asset. Once registered, a copyright becomes an intangible asset that can be traded, distributed, franchised, or engaged in commercial contracts. A copyright is an organization's intellectual property that eventually benefits the business or the individual owner.

Protection even after the death of owner

The Copyright Act extends protection to the owner past his death and is not confined to the life of the original creator. It is secure and valid for the original creator's lifetime + 60 years after death. Compared to other intellectual property, it offers the longest protection.

Documents Required for Registration

What kind of things are registerable copyrights?

Books, computer programmes, and any other collections are considered literary works.
An article series or blog are examples of online writing.

Cinematographic works of music and sound recordings with lyrics.