Copyright is a intellectual property like trademark and patents. Copyright registration is granted under Copyright Act, 1957. The copyright registration makes you legal owner of your creative work in respect of books, paintings, music, website, etc. Once you have Copyright registration, the creative work of the author cannot be copied by other person. The same can be used only with specific and prior permission of owner of copyright. The author can file case against the person who uses the same without his permission. The Copyrights registration protects the rights of the owner of copyright from infringement.
In India, the registration gives its owner exclusive, individual rights to distribute, replicate, reproduce the work or give authorization to another entity for the same. It offers a bunch of rights – communication to the public, rights of reproduction, adaptation, and translation of the work. However, ideas, procedures, methods of operation or mathematical concepts cannot be copyrighted.
Copyright registration can be handled by Cotaxo in all major Indian cities.
Following things can be registered under copyright
|Musical work & Sound recording
||Artistic work like paintings, photographs
|Original literary others
|Broadcasts on Radio and Television
The Basic requirements for Copyright Registration are following:
1. Basic Details of candidate
It covers details like Name, Address, and Nationality
2. Soft copies and CD’s
The applicant or Candidate must prepare a soft copy of his work and all files optionally in JPEG, JPG or GIF format. If applicant want to obtain copyright registration for computer programs, then he must make 4 CDs or DVDs of the particular computer programs.
3. Trademark certificate for Artistic Work
If you are submitting copyright registration for any artistic work, a clear copyright search certificate has to be taken from the trademark office before submission.
4. Power of Attorney
If the candidate is registering copyright through any authorized firm or advocate, the power of attorney rightfully signed by the candidate is mandatory.