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Top 10 Benefits of Copyright Registration in India

Online Legal India LogoBy Online Legal India Published On 01 Feb 2021 Updated On 19 Aug 2021 Category Copyright
“The copyright bargain: a balance between protection for the artist and rights for the consumer” – Robin Gross

In the world of Internet and the handheld gadgets, everything in the universe is available at our fingertips! This is why people with creative psyche always prefer to protect their works with a registered copyright.

So, here we describe the copyright registration process in a very easy and short method which would help you to understand the importance of Copyright with ease too.

What is Copyright Registration?

In India, the copyright-related issues are overseen by the Copyright Act, 1957 and the Copyright Amendment Act 2012 of the Indian Govt.

As per the Act, Copyright Registration refers to the Legal Right of the creator over his/her intellectual property that means the original creator gets the authorization with the exclusive right to reproduce the work.

By obtaining copyright, the creator can prevent the infringers from unlawfully using any of his/ her creative work. A Copyright Registration can be sold, transferred, gifted, and franchised with due consent from the owner of the work. Copyright can be taken for the following works:

But, due to the vast categories of the artistic works, the authority has divided the Copyright Registration into six categories:

  • Literary works other than computer Programs
  • Musical Works
  • Artistic Works
  • Cinematography Films
  • Sound Recording
  • Computer Programs, Tables & Compilation

Importance of Copyright Registration

Why should the creators register copyright? Let us discuss the 10 importance of copyright registration in India:

  1. It promotes the progress of artistic works and scientific researches.
  2. The copyright registration of a work under copyright would serve as evidence for proving the ownership of the work to the original creator which would provide legal protection to him. 
  3. Having registered copyright is an easy way of making and marketing the products and creating brand equity in the potential customer’s mind by the quality and goodwill.
  4. The copyright application help to keep a distance from unauthorized work and provides legal security to the owner.
  5. If the copyright is registered in other countries as well then the owner will get similar privileges as it has in India thanks to the outcome of many international agreements like the Berne Convention.
  6. Registered copyright helps to track the other works of the creator.
  7. Copyright protection lasts for 60 years from the date of registering the copyright, which is considered as a long term than existed before the legal updates of recent decades.
  8. A Registered copyright helps the original creator to keep away the infringers.
  9. In case of any infringement, the registered creator can claim a notable remuneration amount by filing a case in Court, which makes the importance of copyright even bigger.
  10. A Registered copyright empowers a creator with the right to reproduce, distribute, adapt, and public displaying of the creations for his / her benefit.

How can we Help

With more than 120,000 satisfied business clients from every corner of the country, Online Legal India has proved itself as India’s home for the copyright registration portal. The specialized copyright expert panel here takes care of everything to ensure the quickest copyright registration process at an unbeatable price.

Apart from the copyright registration, we will provide you the best-in-industry service for Company Registration, GST Registration, Trademark Registration, Business Logo Design, and any other business-related matters at just one click!

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