Copyright is a legal term used to describe the rights that creators have over their literary and artistic works. Works covered by copyright range from books, music, paintings, sculpture, and films, to computer programs, databases, advertisements, maps, and technical drawings.
Copyright is a type of intellectual property that gives its owner the exclusive right to make copies of a creative work, usually for a limited time. The creative work may be in a literary, artistic, educational, or musical form. Copyright is intended to protect the original expression of an idea in the form of a creative work, but not the idea itself.
The first right in India in 1914. Now It is Indian Copyright Act,1957. Further many amendment were mentioned. And also adopted English provisions and introduced new ideas and concepts. It also created Copyright Office and Copyright Board.
The copyright is protected under Copyright Act. There is no common law right. Copyright is not a single right, rather it is a bundle of right in the same work. The first and essential requirement for claiming the copyright is the originally of the work. There cannot be claim of copyright in a copy of any other’s work or similar work.
The Process of Copyrights Registration:
- Form XIV application should be filed.
- The application should be filed separately for each work along with 6 hard copies and 3 soft copies of the work.
- The application should be filed and signed by the owner and countersigned by his advocate.
- Fees are paid to the registrar of copyrights as prescribed.
- After receiving the diary number, the applicant has to wait for 30 days to know whether there is an objection to his work. If an objection is received, the officer will call for the parties and hear them. The decision of the scrutinizer is final; he can either approve or reject the application.
- If no objection is received, the application file will be scrutinized and registered.
To put in essence, while the advantages of copyrighting work are immense, they are only applicable, if the copyright is registered. To that end, complete the process of registration using the simple steps described in the article to safeguard your work.
There are many benefits of registration like public record, legal purpose, damages etc. The copyright registration creates a public record showing that a content creator has claimed ownership on his content and got the authorization. This informs the public that the work is protected and if others want to use the work, they need to seek permission; otherwise, it will lead to copyright infringement. If the unpublished work is registered or registered within 5 years of publication, the certificate is used as proof for the original work protection.
The copyright registration certificate will avoid the legal cost of the owner if any dispute arises in the work. This can be provided as a proof of ownership thereby reducing the legal burden. the case of copyright infringement, how big or small, the creator and the content are guarded against actual damage if the content is copyrighted. It will reduce court For claiming damages, the work should be registered within 3 months of the publication or before anyone infringes. Copyright is a one-time registration process. The registration doesn’t require renewal unless if there is a change in the owner particulars, thereby reducing the maintenance cost. The registered copyright is mandatory for carrying on trade.
One of the supreme advantages of copyright protection is that protection is available in several countries across the world, although the work is first published in India by reason of India being a member of Berne Convention.
Protection is given to works first published in India, in respect of all countries that are member states to treaties and conventions to which India is a member. Thus, without formally applying for protection, copyright protection is available to works first published in India, across several countries.
Copyright owners deserve compensation for the creation of their works. It is an issue of property rights and practical necessity. Before the works that consumers are clamoring to copy are legitimately available for electronic delivery, some method for compensating copyright holders must be created. Copy protection is the simple solution to this problem. More complex solutions involve changes in the relationships between content creators, distributors, advertisers and consumers.
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