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Copyright Registration.

What is Copyright?

Copyright is a right given by the law to creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and producers of cinematograph films and sound recordings. In fact, it is a bundle of rights including, inter alia, rights of reproduction, communication to the public, adaptation and translation of the work. There could be slight variations in the composition of the rights depending on the work. Copyright ensures certain minimum safeguards of the rights of authors over their creations, thereby protecting and rewarding creativity. Creativity being the keystone of progress, no civilized society can afford to ignore the basic requirement of encouraging the same. Economic and social development of a society is dependent on creativity.

Who should register Copyright?

The creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and producers of cinematograph films and sound recordings can apply for copy right registration and they can file application with the office of copy right registrar. Both published and unpublished works can be registered under Copy Rights Act. The Copyright Office has been set up to provide registration facilities to all types of works and is headed by a Registrar of Copyrights and is located at Plot no. 32, Boudhik Sampada Bhawan, Sector 14, Dwarka, New Delhi- 110075. The applications are also accepted by post. On-line registration through “E-filing facility “ has been provided from 14th February 2014, which facilitates the applicants to file applications at the time and place chosen by them.

What is the fee for Copyright registration?

Sl No For an application for COMPULSORY LICENSE Fee in Rs
1 For a license to republish a Literary, Dramatic, Musical or Artistic work (Sections 31, 31A,31B* and 32A) Rs. 5,000/- per work
2 For a license to communicate an any work to the public by Broadcast(Section 31(1)(b)) Rs. 40,000/- per applicant/per sataton
3 For license to republish a Cinematograph Film (Section 31) Rs. 15,000/- per work
4 For a license to republish a sound recording (Section 31) Rs. 10,000/- per work
5 For a license to perform any work in public (Section 31) Rs. 5,000/- per work
6 For a license to publish or communicate to the public the work or translation (Section 31A) Rs. 5,000/- per work
7 For a license to publish any work in any format useful for person with disability (Section 31 B) Rs. 2,000/- per work
8 For an application for a license to produce and publish a translation of a Literary or Dramatic work in any Language (Section 32 & 32-A ) Rs. 5,000/- per work
9 For an application for registration or copyright in a Literary, Dramatic, Musical or Artistic work Rs. 500/- per work
10 For an application for registration or copyright in a Literary, Dramatic, Musical or Artistic work, which is used or is capable of being used in relation to any goods or services (Section 45) Rs. 2,000/- per work
11 For an application for change in particulars of copyright entered in the Register of Copyrights in respect of a Literary, Dramatic, Musical or Artistic work Rs. 200/- per work
12 For an application for change in particulars of copyright entered in the Register of Copyrights in respect of a Literary, Dramatic, Musical or Artistic work, which is used or is capable of being used in relation to any goods or services (Section 45) Rs. 1,000/- per work
13 For an application for registration of Copyright in a Cinematograph Film (Section 45) Rs. 5,000/- per work
14 For an application for registration of change in particulars of copyright entered in the Register of Copyrights in respect of Cinematograph film (Section 45) Rs. 2,000/- per work
15 For an application for registration of copyright in a Sound Recording (Section 45) Rs. 2,000/- per work
16 For an application for registration of changes in particulars of copyright entered in the Register of Copyrights in respect of Sound Recording (Section 45) Rs. 1,000/- per work
17 For taking extracts from the indexes (Section 47) Rs. 500/- per work
18 For taking extracts from the Register of Copyrights (Section 47) Rs. 500/- per work
19 For a certified copy of an extract from the Register of Copyrights of the indexes (Section 47) Rs. 500/- per copy
19 For a certified copy of any other public document in the custody of the Register of Copyright or Secretary of the Copyright Board Rs. 500/- per Copy
19 For an application for prevention of importation of infringing copies (Section 53) per place of entry Rs. 1,200/- per work

How long does a Copyright registration take?

After you file your application and receive diary number you have to wait for a mandatory period of 30 days so that no objection is filed in the Copyright office against your claim. In case any objection is filed, the Registrar of Copyrights after giving an opportunity of hearing to both the parties, may decide to register the work or otherwise. If no objection is filed the application is examined by the examiners. If any discrepancy is found the applicant is given ordinarily 45 days time to remove the same. Therefore, it may take around 2 to 3 months time for registration of any work in the normal course. The cooperation of the applicant in providing necessary information is the key for speedy disposal the matter.

What are the documents required for Copyright registration?

Incase of Artistic work

  1. 2 Copies of work
  2. DD/IPO of Rs. (as applicable) per work
  3. NOC from author if applicant is different from author
  4. NOC from publisher if work published and publisher is different from applicant
  5. Search Certificate from Trade Mark Office (TM -60) if the work is being used on goods or capable of being used on the goods
  6. NOC from person whose photograph appears on the work
  7. If the application is being filed through attorney, a specific Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and accepted by the attorney

Incase of Cinematograph Film

  1. 2 Copies of work
  2. DD/IPO of Rs. (as applicable) per work
  3. NOC from various copyright holders or copy of agreement (deed of assignment)
  4. NOC from publisher if work published and publisher is different from applicant
  5. If the application is being filed through attorney, a specific Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and accepted by the attorney

Incase of Music

  1. 2 Copies of work (Graphical Notes)
  2. DD/IPO of Rs. (as applicable) per work
  3. NOC from publisher if work published and publisher is different from applicant
  4. NOC from author if applicant is other than author
  5. If the application is being filed through attorney, a specific Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and accepted by the attorney

Incase of Literary/Dramatic work

  1. 2 Copies of work
  2. DD/IPO of Rs. (as applicable) per work
  3. NOC from publisher if applicant is other than publisher and work is published
  4. NOC from author if applicant is other than author
  5. If the application is being filed through attorney, a specific Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and accepted by the attorney

Incase of Sound Recording

  1. 2 Copies of work
  2. DD/IPO of Rs. (as applicable) per work
  3. NOC from various copyright holders or copy of agreement (deed of assignment)
  4. NOC from publisher if work published and publisher is different from applicant
  5. If the application is being filed through attorney, a specific Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and accepted by the attorney

Incase of Software

  1. 2 Copies of work
  2. DD/IPO of Rs. (as applicable) per work
  3. NOC from author if author is different from applicant
  4. NOC from publisher if work is published and publisher is different from applicant
  5. If the application is being filed through attorney, a specific Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and accepted by the attorney
  6. Source code and object code of work for verification

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FAQ

What is Copyright?

Copyright is a right given by the law to creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and producers of cinematograph films and sound recordings.

What is the scope of protecion in Copyright Act, 1957?

​The Copyright Act, 1957 protects original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and cinematograph films and sound recordings from unauthorized uses.

What is the validity of Copyright registration?

​​​​The general rule is that copyright lasts for 60 years. In the case of original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works the 60-year period is counted from the year following the death of the author. In the case of 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.

How long does a Copyright registration take?

Approximately One year.

Is it compulsory to have a Copyright registered?

Not mandatory but it is recommended.

How is the Copyright registration applied?

You can apply online or offline.

What is the fee for Trade Mark registration?

For an application for registration or copyright in a Literary, Dramatic, Musical or Artistic work is Rs. 500/- per work and for other you can check this page.

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Notes:

  1. The above fee is for Copyright application for one work only.
  2. We will check the copyright thoroughly before making an application.
  3. If the copyright registrar object your application, you have to file reply to objection.
  4. The reply to an objection raised is treated as a separate assignment and will be charged accordingly.
  5. If you wish to register your Copyright for different works, you need to make a separate application for each work.

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