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The firm extensively deals with the Copyright Laws in India. We assist our clients in Copyright Registration, Licensing, Policing and enforcement of their Copyright.
Copyright is the most pervasive, inclusive and freely accessible Intellectual property Rights.
Copyright is basically a right given by the law to creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic work and producers of cinematograph films and sound recordings. One cannot take copyright of their business idea unlike Patents. Therefore, there is copyright of an idea.
Copyright is given to authors who have converted their ideas into written format i.e. they have created their work in a material form. In general any original work created by a person is entitled for copyright protection. Originality refers to the fact that the author must have created the work through the application of the author’s own creativity and labour. In addition to taking copyright protection, the work must be in a material form. Copyright comes into existence as soon as a work is created and no formality is required to be completed for acquiring copyright. Acquisition of copyright is automatic and it does not require any formality. However certificate of registration of copyright is the prima facie evidence in a court of law with reference to dispute relating to ownership of copyright. Thus even though copyright registration is not mandatory, it is recommended for the protection of certain kinds of works. Foreign nationals of signatory countries can also apply for copyright protection in India since India is signatory to the Berne convention.
Copyright is governed by Copyrights Act, 1957 (as amended in 2012) along with the Copyright Rules, 2013 . The First Copyright Law in India was the Indian Copyright Act, 1914.
The procedure for Registration are as follows-
Following are the documents which are required for the Copyright Registration-
We here at BIAT Legal LLP cater the needs of various stakeholders like individuals, industries, rights managers, publishers, IT companies, producers and broadcasters etc.
If an applicant wants to apply for Literary, Dramatic, Musical or Artistic work then its fees is Rs. 500/- per work.
Provided in case of literary and artistic work, which is capable of being used in relation to any goods or services, then in that case its fees is of Rs. 2000/-.
For an application for registration of copyright in a cinematograph film is of Rs. 5000/- per work.
And for an Application for registration of copyright in respect of sound recording is of Rs. 2000/- per work.