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What is Copyright?
Copyright, as the word suggests, confers a legal right to the creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works as well as to the producers of cinematograph films and sound recordings. The concept of copyright was initiated to ensure the protection of a creative person’s intellectual works and to encourage innovativeness by lifting its uniqueness and guard the work against being reproduced by unauthorized beings
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Copyright is guaranteed with a legal recognition under the Copyrights Act 1957. The right authorizes a person to reproduce, translate, bequeath or sell the work for consideration. But the ideas, methods or procedures cannot be copyrighted. The registration of Copyright is done at the Copyright Office, under the control of Registrar of Copyrights who shall act under the guidance of Central Government. The term of Copyright differs in respect to the kind of work copyrighted which is dealt with under Chapter V of the Copyrights Act 1957.
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WHY IS REGISTRATION OF COPYRIGHT IMPORTANT
What can be Copyrighted?
The rights permitted to an owner of copyright varies as to the type of original work which is noted down:
|Meaning||It is a helpful legal security aid for the creator/producer on any of their original artwork such as literature, music composition, sound recording, cinematography, or computer programs. Copyright ensures the entire Economic & Ethical authority of the creator on his/her intellectual properties.||Trademark legally preserves any particular word, symbol, or designs that make a business entity distinctive among its competitors.||It is a form of intellectual property that guards the invention of any inventor for a limited period of time. Through a patent, the inventor/owner can legally exclude others from reproducing, using or selling a particular invention.|
|Protection is given for||Original artistic works like written text, composed music, recorded sounds, paintings, choreography, motion pictures, cinematography, computer programming & databases etc.||Any word, logo, color, font, design that differentiate products, the identity of any particular party from others.||Features of shape, configuration, pattern, and ornament, the form of lines, colour or blend thereof applied to each article.|
|Significance||Expression of Ideas||Identification of brand||Invention|
|Govern by||Indian Copyright Act, 1957||Trade Marks Act, 1999||Indian Patent Act, 1970|
|Requirements of Registration||The work must be original, creative and must be able of fixing in the tangible form.||The marks needs to be unique.||The design needs to be original and must be referred to the article by any industrial process.|
|Exclusions||Others are not permitted copy the work without the permission of the creator.||Stop others from using the same logo/symbol.||Stop others from using the invention without the permission|
|Validity Term||The validity time in copyright is 60 years.||The validity time in trademark is 10 years.||The validity time in patent is 20 years.|
|Rights Provided||The right to be the owner of the original artworks and excludes others from illegal copying, distributing and reproducing of the copyrighted intellectual properties.||Rights to apply the mark, design, color, font and stop every illegal usage of the same by any third person.||Right to stop others from producing, selling using or importing the patented invention.|
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Copyright falls under the auspices of intellectual property law and protects the rights of creators of original works of authorship whether the work in question is published or not.
Original works of authorship include literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and photography.
Registering a copyright with the Copyright Office is voluntary. Copyright protection exists even without registration;
However, your work must be registered before you can file a copyright infringement legal case in a court.
In addition, registration of copyright makes it easier to prove ownership of your work in the event of an infringement and allows you to collect more in damages from the infringer/theft.
• Makes it easier to prove ownership of your work in the event of an infringement and plagiarism.
• Can file a copyright infringement legal case in a court.
• llows you to collect more in damages from the infringer/theft.
One time cost, lifetime protection.
1. Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.
2. Universal Copyright Convention.
3. Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms against Unauthorised Duplication of their Phonograms.
4. Multilateral Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation of Copyright Royalties.
5. Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement.
Now, Your original work register under India Copyright office shall be protected under 176 countries.
• You can easily fill-up the form and upload your original work which needs to be copyright
• Once we receive information & placed an order
• Your application shall be forwarded to our copyright consultant & start process your copyright application
• We will provide you DAIRY NUMBER (unique Reference Number) within 3 working days subject to complete information furnished by you.