Copyrights Service

Copyrights Service

A Copyrights means the exclusive right subject to the provisions of Copyrights Act 1957, a copyright is a collection of rights that someone who creates an original work of authorship – like a literary work, dramatic, musical, song, movie or software. These rights include the right to reproduce the work of any material form including the storing of it in any medium, to prepare derivative works, to distribute copies, and to perform and display the work publicly. 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.

Copyrights Registration

The Copyright Office has been set up to provide registration facilities to all types of works and is headed by a Registrar of Copyrights.
The procedure for registration is as follows:

Application for Registration

Application for registration is to be made on concerned forms with mentioning the work of art done by the author the application can be filed in copyright office.

Separate Application for each and every Work

Separate applications should be made for registration of each work made by the author.

Power of Attorney Signature

The applications should be signed by the applicant. The Power of Attorney signed by the party and accepted by the advocate should also be enclosed.

Document Submission on Online

Once the application signed by the author the documents will be submitted through wise online.

Copyright Examiner Review

After submitting of the application the copyright examiner reviews the application within 30 days of time period for potential discrepancies or objections.

In case of Objection in Application

If objections are found, an notice will be issued and the same needs to have complied within 30 days from the date of issuance of the notice.

Registration Certificate for the Work

Once the objections have been removed or if there are no objections with the application, the copyright shall be registered and the Copyright Office shall issue the Registration Certificate for the work.

Copyrights Validity

Normally copyright lasts for 60 years after the death of the author, although this period can be different depending on the nature of the work and the purposes for which it is used.

Benefits of Copyrights

Public Records

• The work copyrighted will available free on the public records, thereby creating the ownership.

In case of Copyright Infrigement

• In the case of copyright infringement, the authors can sue the infringers to secure their work and claim statutory damages

Preventing Duplicate Copies

• The owners can record the registration with Indian customs and prevent importing duplicate copies


• Any by-product or derivative can be made from the original registered work • The rights can be passed or sold to third-party with no objection

Can Exibit Work

• Copyright protection enables the owners to exhibit their work • One can openly exhibit his work with copyright protection.


• Copyright protection enables creators to be rewarded for their originality and venture consequently.

Do you a book writer or any sort of singer then get a copyrights protection