A copyright is a legal right not to duplicate another person’s work. A copyright provides the subject’s owner exclusive control over his work. No one can replicate, copy, or duplicate the original work in any other manner if it is protected by copyright. In India, a copyright period is 60 years. For the following works, copyright can be claimed:

Manuscripts of Music Books, Movies, Designs for Fashion, Manuals of Instruction, Paintings, Software, Literary Work, etc.

Copyright registration is a legal privilege granted to writers to preserve their original work in the fields of reading, theater, music, and art, as well as to makers of cinematography films and sound recordings. It also gives you the only owner of a slew of rights, including replication, translation, and so on.


Step 1: The copyright registration application must be submitted to the Copyright Registrar in the appropriate forms, including the work’s details. Separate copyright applications may be required depending on the type of work. Based on your copyright work, the representatives will ask for basic information. You’ll also need to supply three copies of your work, as well as a few signed papers, such as an authorization letter, which will be give to you through email. If the work has not yet been published, two copies of the manuscript can be supplied, one of which will be returned to the applicant with a seal and the other will be kept secret by the Copyright Office. Applicants might also transmit simply excerpts from the work rather than the entire unpublished copy.

Step 2: The applicant must sign the paperwork and the application must be filed by the Advocate in whose name the Power of Attorney was issued. After that, the specialists will draft the copyright registration application and electronically send the required forms to the Registrar of Copyrights.

Step 3: Once you’ve submitted your application online, you’ll be given a Diary number.

Step 4: The Copyright Examiner evaluates the application for any inconsistencies and/or objections after a 30-day waiting period.

Step 5: If a disparity and/or objections are discovered, a discrepancy notice will be issued, which must be completed within 30 days of the notification’s issuance.

Step 6: The copyright will be registered and the Copyright Office will issue the Extracts of Register of Copyrights (ROC), which is nothing more than the Registration Certificate, once the difference has been resolved or if there are no problems or objections with the application.

You will be assigned a diary number once you have completed the copyright application. From this day, registration will take 12 months. During this period, you may be requested for explanations and/or flaws in the application, and replying to and complying with the flaws would cost an additional Rs. 1500.


Personal Information

  • Name, Address, and Nationality of the Applicant 
  • Author’s name, address, and nationality
  • Whether the applicant is the creator of the work or a representative of the author.i.e. the nature of the applicant’s copyright interest
  • Copies of the owner’s original work ID and, 
  • if it’s for a business, the incorporation certificate

Nature of the work

  • The Work’s Classification and Description
  • The Work’s Title
  • Language of Work
  • Date of Publication – Internal publications, such as a corporate magazine or a research paper submitted to a professor, do not qualify as publications.


The copyright is protected for 60 years. If the work is literary, dramatic, musical, or artistic, the 60-year term begins the year after the author’s death. The 60-year term begins on the date of publication for cinematograph films, sound recordings, pictures, posthumous publications, anonymous and pseudonymous publications, works of government, and works of international organizations.

Aishwarya Says:

I have always been against Glorifying Over Work and therefore, in the year 2021, I have decided to launch this campaign “Balancing Life”and talk about this wrong practice, that we have been following since last few years. I will be talking to and interviewing around 1 lakh people in the coming 2021 and publish their interview regarding their opinion on glamourising Over Work.

If you are interested in participating in the same, do let me know.

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The copyright of this Article belongs exclusively to Ms. Aishwarya Sandeep. Reproduction of the same, without permission will amount to Copyright Infringement. Appropriate Legal Action under the Indian Laws will be taken.

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