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How to Copyright a Website in India?

Online Legal India LogoBy Online Legal India Published On 22 Dec 2020 Updated On 25 Oct 2022 Category Copyright

The boost is the website, lead to a situation where the content is copied from various site/page, to make the page live as early as possible. Hardly, the importance being given to produce fresh, reliable content and at the same time is packed with all the crucial information.

However, particularly with the free market that is the internet, it's increasingly common for the people to feel they should get everything for nothing. Many ignore to copyright their websites, but if you don't you may be unable to recover damages if someone copies your website content.

This article talks about the copyright, its procedure for registration and also how you can copyright your website.

What do we mean by Website copyright?

A Website Copyright means it protects the right of an 'artistic work' owned by the 'author'. It could be:

I - Basic design of the webpage

II - Text

III - Graphics

IV - Audio/Video

V - HTML

VI - List of website links.

How does Copyright Protection work for Website?

A Website usually consists of several elements which are copyrightable. The subject matter that falls within any one of the classes of works outlined in Section 13 of Copyright Act, 1957.

However, the components of a website can be in a different form of digital files such as text, tables, computer programmes, compilations including computer databases.

How do I register Copyright for my Website in India?

  1. Discuss a copyright expert: about the category of Copyright registration.
  2. Filling the Application
  3. Examination of application: it is scrutinized by an examiner of authority.
  4. In case of an objection: filed the authorities send out letters to the concerned parties.
  5. Registration: Once everything is cleared from the side of registrar's end the applicant received and owner of that copyright can legally exercise all rights of copyright.
  6. Required information for the registration of copyright
  • Personal Information:- Name, address, and nationality of the applicant. Nature of the applicant whether he is owner and representative of that particular application.
  • Nature of work:- Class & description, the title of the work. The language of the work should be mention in the application.
  • Date of Publication:- If the possible date of publication in interval magazines should be mention.

How can we help you?

So as you can see how we discussed very briefly above the process it is very easy to get a copyright on your work but if done offline it is time-dependent. Online Legal India™ copyright expert team will assist you throughout your Copyright Application process.


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