What are the steps in the copyright registration process?

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Copyright registration process consists of the following steps: Application to be made in form XIV One application to be made for each category of work Every application should be signed by the author or owner of right Application for registration of a computer programme should be accompanied by source code/object code Application should be accompanied… Read more »

How a creator is benefited from Copyright and its creation?

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Copyright owner has economic rights as well as moral rights: i) Economic rights: Copyright protection is a form of intellectual property which provides similar right as to the owner of Land/Home. The owner of a land can use, may give it on lease, and sell it. Similarly, the protection provided by Copyright to the efforts… Read more »

Why should one register for Copyright?

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Copyright comes into existence as soon as a work is created and no formality is required to be completed for acquiring Copyright in India. However, certificate of registration of Copyright and the entries made therein serve as a prima facie evidence in a court of law and therefore, would help in establishing authorship and also… Read more »

What is covered under Copyright?

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A copyright gives certain exclusive rights to persons who create original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works. Copyrightable works include the following categories: Literary works Musical works, including any accompanying words Dramatic works, including any accompanying music Pantomimes… Read more »

Whether computer Software or Computer Programme can be registered?

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Yes. Computer Software or programme can be registered as a ‘literary work’. As per Section 2 (o) of the 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.

Whether unpublished works are registered?

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Yes. Both published and unpublished works can be registered. Copyright in works published before 21st January, 1958, i.e., before the Copyright Act, 1957 came in force, can also be registered, provided the works still enjoy copyright. Three copies of published work may be sent along with the application. If the work to be registered is… Read more »

What are the guidelines regarding registration of a work under the Copyright Act?

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Chapter XIII of the Copyright Rules, 2013, as amended, sets out the procedure for the registration of a work. Copies of the Act and Rules can be obtained from the Manager of Publications, Publication Branch, Civil Lines, Delhi or his authorized dealers on payment or download from the Copyright Office web-site “www.copyright.gov.in”

What is the procedure for registration of a work under the Copyright Act, 1957?

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The procedure for registration is as follows: a) Application for registration is to be made on Form IV ( Including Statement of Particulars and Statement of Further Particulars) as prescribed in the first schedule to the Rules ; b) Separate applications should be made for registration of each work; c) Each application should be accompanied… Read more »