Copyright Registration Process

4 Steps Of Online Copyright Registration Process In India

Online Legal India LogoBy Online Legal India Published On 28 May 2022 Updated On 20 Jun 2022 Category Copyright

The author of artistic works is granted copyright under the law. Copyrights are safeguarded by "The Copyright Act, 1957," which has been amended multiple times. The owner's rights to their creation are safeguarded by copyright registration. Because the Copyright registration method safeguards the labour of authors, artists, and designers, the author/writer is encouraged to produce more.

The author can use Copyright Registration to protect the original representation of an idea in the form of creative work, but not the concept itself. It also aids with the prevention of unauthorised use of the original work and encourages originality.

 

Benefits Of Copyright Registration

Copyright gives writers ownership of their original creations. When some creative work is completed and legal recognition/protection for its creator is desired, copyright registration is required. It also prohibits people from using the copyrighted work for commercial or domestic purposes without first obtaining permission from the owner.

Copyright provides the author with the assurance that his own invention is protected under the Copyright Act. The benefits of Copyright registration are-
 

Open Display Of Ownership

The creator's work will be proclaimed in the Copyright Office's Catalogue and made available to the public after copyright registration. It makes the copyright holder's ownership of the work visible to the public and allows him to pursue legal action against infringers in a court of law.

 

Benefits From The Freedom To Work

The privilege of working freely with copyrighted material in India and other nations, and vice versa, is provided by copyright.

 

Transferring The Right To Work

Copyright grants the creator the power to sell, reveal or transfer the rights to the work to multiple people while maintaining copyright protection.

 

Improves Reputation

Copyright increases the author's reputation by indicating that certain work is his.

 

Ownership is legally protected

If someone steals your creative work, Copyright offers legal protection to the copyrighted work which helps you avoid an expensive battle with the original owner.

 

Use Restrictions for Copyrighted Work

Copyright prevents others from using the author's work without permission. If the author discovers that someone is plagiarising his or her work, he or she might issue a legal notice to the perpetrator.

 

Statutory Damages, Attorney Fees, And Suit Costs Are Available

When copyright infringement occurs, the owner may file a lawsuit for statutory damages. In the event of a successful infringement complaint, the statutory damages allow courts to award extraordinary damages.

 

The copyright owner is relieved of the burden of establishing actual harm. Furthermore, it is extremely valuable since proving statutory damages for infringement is a challenging undertaking. In addition, the copyright owner will be compensated for each of their infringed works. There is some power provided to bring the action to a quick conclusion.

 

Preventive Action

Another advantage of a copyright is that the registration is public, discouraging others from using your work without permission. You can submit a 'stop' notification if you learn that someone is duplicating your work. As a result, you won't have to worry about legal issues afterwards. This saves a considerable amount of money & time.

 

Necessary Documents For Copyright Registration Process

Basic Documents

  • Personal Information of the Applicant (ID and Address proof of the applicant along with their Nationality)
  • Name, residence, and nationality of the work's author Disclosure of the applicant's copyright interest, whether he or she is the author or a representative of the author
  • Original copies of the work that need to be copyrighted
  • An incorporation certificate is necessary for business purposes.
  • Details about the work's nature
  • Work Description, Class, and Title
  • Workplace Terminology
  • Date of Publication - Internal magazines and research papers submitted to professors are not considered publications.

 

Process Of Copyright Registration In India

As we all know that copyright registration plays a vital role in giving a creator ownership of their works. The process of copyright registration in India is as follows:-

 

Creating New User ID & Password

The applicant must connect with their User ID and password before submitting the Copyright registration application form. If the applicant is not already registered upon applying, he or she must choose New User Registration.

 

Filing Application Form

An applicant can submit an application in person at the copyright office or electronically through the official website (copyright.gov.in). The applicant might be the author of the work, the owner of an exclusive right to the work, or an authorised agent in this case.

A separate application, together with the specifics of the work, must be filed with the registrar for Copyright Registration.

 

After logging in, the applicant must click "Click for online Copyright Registration" and complete the online "Copyright Registration Form" with all required papers. And once the Copyright application is filed, the Registrar will assign the applicant a dairy number.

 

Verification Of Application

After the filing of the application, the copyright application must be examined. A minimum of 30 days is provided after the dairy number is granted for the copyright examiner to consider the application. Following the examination, the Copyright Registration process is broken into two parts:-

 

  • In case Of Objection

If someone objects to the applicant, a letter is issued to both parties, and they are summoned to the registrar's office to be heard. If the applicant's objection is denied during the hearing, he or she may request scrutiny and the discrepancy process will be followed.

 

  • In case Of No Objection

If there are no objections, the examiner agrees to analyse and evaluate the application for any discrepancies. If no discrepancies appear and all required papers are submitted with the application, the applicant is permitted to move to the next phase.

 

In the event that discrepancies are discovered, a note explaining the situation is given to the applicant. The applicant must respond, and the registrar will hold a hearing based on the applicant's response. The applicant can proceed to the following phase when the disagreement is addressed. If the disagreement cannot be addressed, the application is refused, and the applicant receives a refusal letter.

 

Issuance Of Certificate

 

The copyright registration certificate is issued as the final stage. The Registrar may request additional information and documents throughout the Registration process. The registrar will put the information of the copyright application into the register of copyrights and issue a certificate of registration if the registrar is totally pleased with the applicant's application.

 

Conclusion

Registration of copyright not only provides the ownership but also protects it from infringement. So, it can be said that registering your copyright is essential. 

 

Online legal India provides the service of registration to its customers at an affordable cost. The charges that are charged by the experts for the service are very nominal. The process of copyright registration is described to the customers by the professionals.

 

They have years of experience in this field and have served the people with satisfaction. Online legal India and its services are for the needed people and throughout the whole process, its team will guide you.


Don’t wait anymore. Get your copyright registered through the online process of copyright registration done by the experts of Online Legal India.


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