Copyright Registration

Copyright registration is a right conferred to the creator of artistic, literary, dramatic and musical works and producers of sound recordings and cinematograph films. The rights on particular works varies depending on the work. It includes a rights to reproduce, communicate to public, translation and adaptation of work. Copyright registration safeguards the rights of creator or author of work, The protection provided by copyright registration to the artists, designers, writer, musicians, architects and producers of cinematograph films and sound recordings will motivate them to create more. Copyright registration protects the originator from unauthorised use of his works.

What Kind of works can be copyrighted?

  •   Artistic works.
  •   Literary works.
  •   Musical compositions
  •   Dramatic works.
  •   Choreographic works.
  •   Audio visual works.
  •   Sound recordings.
  •   Architectural works.
  •   Cinematograph films etc.

What doesn't include Copyright?

  • Trade Names are not protected by copyright law.
  • Copyright does not protect domain names.
  • Copyright does not protect titles, names, short phrases, and slogans and doesn't includes familiar symbols or designs;.
  • Copyright doesn't includes Ideas, procedures, methods, processes, concepts, principles, discoveries, or devices, as distinguished from a illustration, description, or explanation.
  • Copyright doesn't includes works consisting entirely of information that is public property and containing no original authorship or ownership

Assignment of copyright

The author or owner of the copyright in an existing work can assign to any person his particular rights in the copyright either partially or wholly or subject to conditions, either for the whole term of the copyright or any part as may be specified by him. It shall be in writing signed by the author or the owner. It should clearly indicate the specific works and specify the rights assigned and the duration and territorial upto which the rights extent. It shall also specify the amount of consideration payable to the author, if any . If the assignee does not exercise the rights assigned to him within a period of one year from the date of assignment, the assignment in respect of such rights shall be deemed to have lapsed after the expiry of the period unless otherwise particularly in the assignment. If the period of assignment is not mentioned in the agreement, it is deemed to be five years from the date of assignment.

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