Copyright is about owning the rights to things like books, plays, music, artwork, and recordings. When you register your copyright, you get a bunch of rights to control your work, like making copies, sharing it with the public, changing it, and translating it. Generally, copyright protection lasts for around 60 years. It covers original stuff like books, music, paintings, sculptures, and also includes films and sound recordings.
Step 1: Filing Application
Application must be submitted with the Copyrights Authority with requisite fees which can be paid either in Demand Draft or through online payment options. Once this application is filed, a unique diary number is generated and allotted to the Applicant. With the diary number, the Applicant can track the status of the application.
Step 2: Examination
Once the Application is filed and work is submitted, the application will be sent to the examiner of Copyrights.
Step 3: Registration
As is seen from the aforesaid steps, the registration only depends on the Learned Registrar. Once objection has been removed, copyright registration is issued and thereafter, proprietor can lawfully exercise all rights that go together with the ownership of that copyright.
Advantages of acquiring Copyright Registration
- Legal Protection: When someone reproduces the creator’s work without permission, copyright provides legal protection. Registering a copyright makes it easier to defend the original work against unauthorized use.
- Market Presence: Copyright registration creates a public record of the work, serving as proof of ownership for the creative work. This helps establish the creator’s presence in the market and safeguards their rights.
- Rights of the Owner: The owner of a registered copyright has exclusive rights to reproduce, distribute, adapt, and translate the work. This means they have control over how their work is used and can decide who can make copies, share it with others, modify it, or translate it.