Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, photograph, Painting, a speach, movies, songs, source code of a software program, the binary executable file, Website, Mobile App, and architecture.
It registration with IPR Authority essentially ensures that any creative work cannot be copied without the permission of the author or creator. This allows the author to charge others for copying his work, or modifying it, or building on top of it. For example, downloading an image from Shutterstock and using it on your own website without purchasing or taking on rent is violating the copyright of Shutterstock. Shutterstock can file a suit against you to claim its value of the image.
By Registering your work, basically you wanted to protect your right over that and some sort of earning by letting it to others for using.
Logo, Books, Periodicals, Magazines,Painting, Picture, graphics and sculpture
Website, Mobile App and Computer Program
Video, Music, cinematographic films, Dramatic works, Rest Other works
Application for change in particulars of copyright already entered in the Register of Copyrights
Literary, Dramatic, Musical or Artistic work,
to communicate an any work to the public by Broadcast
Rate is per applicant per station
License to perform any work in public
License to publish or communicate to the public the work or translation
An application for a license to produce and publish a translation of a Literary or Dramatic work in any Language
Copyright registration creates a public record of the ownership by copyright holder.
Legal Action against others
Enables the owner of the copyright to take legal action against infringers in a court.
Legal right Established
Any legal action taken before or within a certain period from the date of publication, then adequate evidence can be presented in court relating to the validity of the copyright the facts that are stated in the certificate of copyright.
Holding rights since application filed
In case registration is made within a short span of time the person’s work or at any time prior to the infringement of the copyrighted work, the copyright owner is permitted to claim statutory damages in a high court.
Right to use, Re-Use & Reproduce
Copyright gives the right to use, re-use, reproduce the copies and can sell the copies. By copyrighting one can import or export whole or part of work.
Free to Create derivative work
Owner is free to create any derivative work and can demonstrate it publicly.
Work can be indulged in transmitting or displaying it by radio or video. Copyright, therefore, encourages enterprise and enables an encouraging climate to motivate economic activity.
Enables moral rights
Enables moral rights to be identified as the creator or the author of definite kinds of material (known as the paternity right), and can raise any objection to the distortion and mutilation of the right.
Gives economic stability
Ensures economic stability for the creator by allowing him to reproduce his work or art in whichever form he deems it necessary
First take the registration on IPR copyright website and on successful registration Login with User ID and Password
Application for registration is to be made on Form XIV ( Including Statement of Particulars and Statement of Further Particulars) as prescribed in the first schedule to the Rules.
Separate applications should be made for registration of each work
Payment of Fee
Each application should be accompanied by the requisite fee prescribed in the second schedule to the Rules
Signature / Power of Attorney
The applications should be signed by the applicant. The Power of Attorney signed by the party and accepted by the advocate should also be enclosed, if applicable.
On completion of all process Submit and get dairy number (acknowledgement)
Once the application approved, Registration Certificate issued. This complete process takes atleast 2 to 3 months by department in normal course.
Owner can either exercise using the copyright or authorize the doing of any of the following:
Meaning of different Status mark by authority on submission of copyright application
*Work Awaited: Work yet to be received.?
*Waiting: Payment Accepted,Application in mandatory waiting period of one month(Copyright Act 1957).?
*Documents not received, formality check failed: Documents/works not received only after making payment. ?
*Abandoned: Documents/works not received after filing.?
*Scrutiny: Application is under process.?
*Discrepant: Application is not in complete format a letter will be sent to you by Registered Post.?
*Re-Scrutiny: Application is under process again with Reply sent by you.?
*Hearing: Hearing on Objections.?
*Registered: ROC is Generated will be sent to you by Registered Post.