Copyright Registration




"Copyright" is a form of intellectual property protection granted to the creators of original works of authorship such as literary works (including computer programmes, tables and compilations), dramatic, musical and artistic works, cinematographic films and sound recordings.


Different types of work covered under copyright



Why Copyright registration is essential?


Copyright registration of the work is highly recommended; as registration is helpful in an infringement suit. As per the Copyright Act, the Register of copyrights (where the details of the work are entered on registration) is prima facie evidence in all courts.


Who owns Copyright in a work?


In India, the first owner of copyright in a work is the author. If the work is done in course of employment then employee is the first owner, unless there is an agreement to the contrary. Where the work includes material from different owners, or for example is a translation of an original work, several owners may each have copyright in the final work. No objection certificate or relevant transfer documents to be obtained from the employees or appointed designers.


Advantages of copyright registration


By registering your copyright work, you create a public record of your work and a concrete proof that you are the owner of the creative work, If someone copies your work, you can sue them for copyright infringement.

Copyright owners have the exclusive right to either do or authorize the doing of any of the following: