Copyright laws grant authors, artists and other creators automatic protection for their literary and artistic creations, from the moment they create it.
What is Copyright?
Copyright is a type of intellectual property that gives its Proprietor the exclusive right to copy and distribute a creative work, usually for a limited time. The creative work may be in a literary, artistic, educational, or musical form
COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION :
The purpose of copyright registration is to place on record a verifiable account of the date and content of the work in question, so that in the event of a legal claim, or case of infringement or plagiarism, the copyright owner can produce a copy of the work from an official government source
Stages of Copyright Filing
Benefits of Copyright Registration
Copyright enlistment gets the freedoms of the makers, organizations, writers, authors, programming engineers, and so on
It affirms the responsibility for made by the first proprietors of such work and keeps any outsider from abusing the equivalent either disconnected or public space.
Limits Unauthorized Reproduction
Making of Asset
Freely available report
Copyright helps in building up believability in Market
Copyright can be taken for the following works
i) Artistic works - digital images, paintings, sculpture, photographs etc.
ii) Literary works - books, journal articles, conference papers, poems etc
iii) Dramatic works - plays, scripts
iv) Musical works - scores and notated music, sound recordings
v) Cinematography – videos, films
vi) Software – Source code, Interface
Span of the Copyright Filing and Registration
Enlistment of Copyright may take somewhere around 3 to a half year
Validity of Copyright Registration
The common guideline is that copyright goes on for quite some time. On account of original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works the 60-year time frame is counted from the year following the passing of the creator.
i) Published Work - Lifetime of the Author + 60 years
ii) Unpublished Work ( when the author was alive) - 60 years from the end of the year from which the act of publishing, performing or recording is done.
a) Sound recording - 60 years from the end of the year, the recording for first published
b) Cinematography, Photographs and Computer Programs - 60 years from the end of the year from which the act of publishing, performing or recording is done