Copyright is a privilege given by the law to the creator of artistic works. Copyrights are protected by “The Copyright Act, 1957” via numerous amendments to the act. Copyright Registration protects the rights of the owner over their creation. As the Copyright registration procedure protects the efforts of authors, artists, and designers that as a result persuade the author/writer to create more.
Copyright is a legal right, existing in many countries, that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to determine whether, and under what conditions, this original work may be used by others This is usually only for a limited time. Copyright is one of two types of intellectual property rights, the other is industrial property rights.The exclusive rights are not absolute but limited by limitations and exceptions to copyright law, including fair use. A major limitation on copyright on ideas is that copyright protects only the original expression of ideas, and not the underlying ideas themselves.
Copyright is a legal right which has been provided to the developer and writer creators of literature, dramatics, musical and artistic work and films and sound recordings. Sometimes even businesses and startups get copyright registration related to instruction manuals, product literature and user guides. Usually, copyright is possessed by a creator of the work, but sometimes even the employer of its creator or the person who has authorised the work can own the copyright.
Required Details of Copyright
1. Name, address and nationality of the applicant.
2. Name, address and nationality of the author of the work.
3. Nature of applicant’s interest in the copyright i.e. OWNER / LICENSEE etc.
4. Title of the work.
5. A declaration signed by the author (if different from the applicant).