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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. Copyright is a set of rules and powers that have been granted to the original creator of innovative artistically work. Copyright is the right that has been confined to the specific field of work including musical, sound recording, dramatic, cinematography films, computer programs, software, literary, artistic work and many more. All these sectors with innovative ideas subjected to the copyright services. Copyright is a strict methodology where one cannot infringe or copy other's business ideas. In case of any misuse or infringement, the illegitimate party has to face numbers of penalties or even imprisonment. Therefore, it is very important to go through each and every aspect of copyright services in order to make your business ideas safe and secure in India.

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Includes/exclude

in service

  • Copyright Search
  • Preparation & submission of Copyright application
  • in case of objection raised by any person then copyright Hearings will be held before registrar, attending and defending hearing is not included in this Plan(separate fees will be charged per hearing).

Whom

it’s beneficial

  • Any person claiming to be the owner of the work can apply for copyright registration. The person can be an individual, company, NGO or any other.
  • It is preferable that you apply for the copywrite as an individual. In case of proprietor or company, if you close or change the name of the business, your copywrite will become invalid. However, in a case of individual, this problem won’t arise.

Process

  • Purchase Plan
  • Let us Search a copyright
  • Let us create application for copyright
  • Confirm the application
  • let us submit a application of copyright to the department
  • If no objection is raised, the copyright registrar will publish an advertisement in the copyright journal with in next 6 months

Information/Documents

needed

  • Identity proof of authorized signatory in case of individual
  • Proof of registration if applied by other then individual
  • Signed Application Form (filed copy will be provided for sign)
  • A copy of the work
  • The other documents needed shall depend on the service at a particular point of time. The same shall be communicated to you by our experts based on your requirements.

Other Information

Copyright can be taken for the following works:

  • Artistic work – ‘Artistic Work’ means a painting, sculpture, a drawing, an engraving or photograph.
  • Dramatic work – ‘Dramatic Work’ includes any piece for recitation, choreographic work or entertainment.
  • Literary Work – The term ‘Literary Work’ refers to any literary writings, as well as computer programs, tables, compilations and computer databases.
  • Musical work – ‘Musical work’ means a work consisting of music and includes any graphical notation of such work, but does not include any words or any action intended to be sung, spoken or performed with the music.

Works covered by copyright include, but are not limited to:

 novels, poems, plays, reference works, newspapers, advertisements, computer programs, databases, films, musical compositions, choreography, paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture, architecture, maps and technical drawings.

Rights related to copyright include those of performing artists in their performances, producers of phonograms in their recordings, and broadcasters in their radio and television programs.

 

What is the term of protection of copyright?

The general rule is that copyright lasts for 60 years.

Original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works the 60-year period is counted from the year following the death of the author.

Cinematograph films, sound recordings, photographs, posthumous publications, anonymous and pseudonymous publications, works of government and works of international organisations, the 60-year period is counted from the date of publication.

What are the benefits of protecting copyright and related rights?

Copyright and related rights protection is an essential component in fostering human creativity and innovation. It gives authors, artists and creators incentives in the form of recognition and fair economic reward increases their activity and output and can also enhance the results. Individuals and companies can more easily invest in the creation, development and global dissemination of their works. This helps to increase access to and enhance the enjoyment of culture, knowledge and entertainment the world over and also stimulates economic and social development.

What rights do copyright and related rights provide?

The creators of works protected by copyright, and their heirs and successors , generally referred to as “right holders”, have certain basic rights under copyright law.

They hold the exclusive right to use or authorize others to use the work on agreed terms.

The right holder(s) of a work can authorize or prohibit:

its reproduction in all forms, including print form and sound recording;

its public performance and communication to the public;

its broadcasting;

its translation into other languages;

and its adaptation, such as from a novel to a screenplay for a film.

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