COPYRIGHT registration

STARTING AT RS 4,999/- (EXCLUDING GOVT. FEES)

Takes 5-7 Days

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    What is a Copyright?

    Copyright is a bundle of rights given by the law to the creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and the producers of cinematograph films and sound recordings including the rights in computer software/programmes. The rights provided under Copyright law include the rights of reproduction of the work, communication of the work to the public, adaptation and translation of the work. However, ideas, procedures, methods of operation or mathematical concepts cannot be copyrighted.

    The protection provided by copyright to the efforts of writers, artists, designers, dramatists, musicians, architects and producers of sound recordings, cinematograph films and computer software, creates an atmosphere conducive to creativity, which induces them to create more and motivates others to create. If a work is protected by copyright, no one can imitate, copy or reproduce the original work in any other way. A term of copyright in India is 60 years.

    Why should one get their work registered under the copyright law?

    It is not mandatory to get copyright protection but always advisable to do so because it will give the owner a certain set of minimum rights over his work and the protection that no one will be able to copy his work for a minimum period of time. This satisfaction will always motivate the owner to do more work and create more items. All kinds of literary and artistic works can be copyrighted, you can also file a copyright application for your website or other computer program.

    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. Copyright protection prevents undue proliferation of private products or works, and ensures the individual owner retains significant rights over his creation.

    COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION PROCESS

    COPYRIGHT APPLICATION FILING

    An application (including all the particulars and the statement of the particulars) has to be filed with the registrar along with the requisite fees. Separate application has to be filed for separate works. The registrar will issue a Dairy No. for each application for future reference.

    Examination by Registrar

    There is a mandatory waiting time of 30 days to invite any objections against the application. If no objections are received within 30 days, the scrutinizer will check the application for any discrepancy and if no discrepancy is there, the registration will be noted and an extract will be sent to the registrar for the entry in the Register of Copyright.

    ACCEPTANCE BY THE REGISTRAR

    If any objection is received, the examiner will give a reasonable opportunity of being heard to both the parties. After the hearing, if the objections are resolved then the Registrar will approve and register the application.

    DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

    Simple Performa

    Fill this simple form provided to you to get started. Documentation arrangement hassle made simple.

    No Objection Certificate

    A NOC from the Author/Publisher of the work.

    Agent Authorization

    Provide Authorization to our Agent for filing the application on your behalf so that you can sit back and relax and let us handle all the formalities.

    Copies Of Work

    3 Copies of the work to be copyrighted is required to be filed with the Department.

    How We Work

    Consult Our Experts

    Once you fill in the above details, our expert will call you to understand your requirements in a better way and to brief you about the entire registration process and suggest you the course of action. Upon confirmation of our engagement by you, we will dedicate you a relationship manager who will take care of all your needs.

    Send Documents Via Email

    We at The Consultant Guru, work towards minimizing the hassles of the client, keeping this moto in mind our executives will give you a single check list of documents needed so that we don’t bother you time and again for documents. In case you are short of a few documents, our consultants help you to provide us the maximum possible alternative documents.

    Payments & Filings

    We believe in the moto of “Pay as we work”. This requires you pay us step by step in 2 tranches instead of giving the whole sum in one shot. The Consultant Guru facilitate payments through secure online payment gateway. After successfully providing the set of documents and partial payment, our experts will start working and provide with regular updates. You will only be required to pay the final sum upon receiving the Certificate of Registration.

    Frequently asked questions

    An artistic work means-

      •   a painting, a sculpture, a drawing (including a diagram, map, chart or plan), an engraving or a photograph, whether or not any such work possesses artistic quality;

     

      •   a work of architecture; and

     

        any other work of artistic craftsmanship.

    Copyright comes into existence as soon as a work is created and no formality is required to be completed for acquiring copyright. However, facilities exist for having the work registered in the Register of Copyrights maintained in the Copyright Office of the Department of Education. We at The Consultant Guru, help you to register your work hassle free while sitting.

    No. Acquisition of copyright is automatic and it does not require any formality. However, certificate of registration of copyright and the entries made therein serve as prima facie evidence in a court of law with reference to dispute relating to ownership of copyright.

    No. It is protected for a limited period of time.

    The general rule is that copyright lasts for 60 years. In the case of original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works the 60-year period is counted from the year following the death of the author. In the case of cinematograph films, sound recordings, photographs, posthumous publications, anonymous and pseudonymous publications, works of government and works of international organizations, the 60-year period is counted from the date of publication.

    Yes. The owner of the copyright in an existing work or the prospective owner of the copyright in a future work may assign to any person the copyright either wholly or partially and either generally or subject to limitations and either for the whole term of the copyright or any part thereof.