Copyright is basically an exclusive right of the author to copy the literature produced by him and stop others from doing so. There are well-known instances of legal intervention to punish a person for copying literary of another even before the concept of copyright came into place. Today, copyright law has extended protection not only to literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works but also sound recordings, films, broadcasts, cable programmers and typographical arrangements of publications. Now, the Computer programs developed by software engineers can also be subject to copyright. Thus, the copyright deals with the rights of intellectual creators to protect their creations.
We at Taxmuneem shall ensure your productions be covered under the copyright and how you can take registration under copyright.
Application for Copyright
Stamp Paper Cost
Any other inclusions as per package
Initial Fees charged by Government
Additional fees payable in case of rejection.
The following documents shall be required for the registration of copyright:
Name, Address and Nationality of the Applicant.
Nature of the Applicant’s interest in the Copyright.
Class and description of the work
Language of the work done
If published, the date of such publication.
1 Day time to gather the documents and details
1 Day to file the application.
Copyright is basically an exclusive right of the author to copy the literature produced by him and stop others from doing so.
The Copyright covers the work performed in only tangible form. Titles and names are generally short and hence they don’t fall under the copyright protection. Therefore, it’s not possible to copyright a title or a name.
Yes, it is necessary to register a work for the purpose of claiming a Copyright.
In order to file an application for the registration of the copyright, then, the request for the same shall be made to the copyright office. The Copyright office facilitates the registration process for granting the copyright.
- For the purpose of applying to the Copyright office for granting the copyright, then, an application shall be made for the registration in Form XIV.
- In case of multiple works, Separate applications should be made for registration for each such work.
- The application for registration shall be accompanied with the fees for each work.
- The Applicant making the application shall be required to sign such application. If applicable, the Power of Attorney shall also be signed by the party.
- The fee shall be payable either by way of a Demand Draft or through Indian Postal Order favoring “Registrar of Copyrights”.
Yes, a person can register both published and unpublished work. When a work has been registered as unpublished and subsequently it is published, the applicant may apply for changes in entered in the Register of Copyright.
After the submission of the application, the copyright office shall within a period of 30 days will register the Copyright. In case of any objection being prevailing, the Registrar shall after giving a reasonable opportunity of being heard to both the parties shall register the work or otherwise.
The term for copyright shall extend till the lifetime of the author and further up to 60 years from the year in which the author dies.
Copyright shall be valid in India only. However, if the copyright was filed in India, then, this copyright can be used as evidence before any government to prove that this copyright was being used by you first.
|1||For a license to republish a Literary, Dramatic, Musical or Artistic work.||Rs. 5,000/- per work|
|2||For a license to communicate an any work to the public by Broadcast.||Rs. 40,000/- per applicant.|
|3||For license to republish a Cinematograph Film.||Rs. 15,000/- per work|
|4||For a license to republish a sound recording.||Rs. 10,000/- per work|
|5||For a license to perform any work in public.||Rs. 5,000/- per work|
|6||For a license to publish or communicate to the public the work or translation.||Rs. 5,000/- per work|
|7||For a license to publish any work in any format useful for person with disability.||Rs. 2,000/- per work|
|8||For an application for a license to produce and publish a translation of a Literary or Dramatic work in any Language.||Rs. 5,000/- per work|
|9||For an application for registration or copyright in a:|
|(a)Literary, Dramatic, Musical or Artistic work||Rs. 500/- per work|
|(b)Provided that in respect of a Literary or Artistic work which is used or is capable of being used in relation to any goods or services.||Rs. 2,000/- per work|
|10||In case of an application for change in particulars of copyright entered in the Register of Copyrights in respect of a:|
|(a)Literary, Dramatic, Musical or Artistic work||Rs. 200/- per work|
|(b)Provided that in respect of a literary or Artistic work which is used or is capable of being used in relation to any goods or services.||Rs. 1,000/- per work|
|11||For an application for registration of Copyright in a Cinematograph Film.||Rs. 5,000/- per work|
|12||For an application for registration of change in particulars of copyright entered in the Register of Copyrights in respect of Cinematograph film||Rs. 2,000/- per work|
|13||For an application for registration of copyright in a Sound Recording||Rs. 2,000/- per work|
|14||For an application for registration of changes in particulars of copyright entered in the Register of Copyrights in respect of Sound Recording||Rs. 1,000/- per work|
|15||For taking extracts from the indexes.||Rs. 500/- per work|
|16||For taking extracts from the Register of Copyrights.||Rs. 500/- per work|
|17||For a certified copy of an extract from the Register of Copyrights of the indexes||Rs. 500/- per copy|
|18||If any certified copy is required of any other public document which is in the custody of the Register of Copyright or Secretary of the Copyright Board||Rs. 500/- per copy|
|19||For an application for prevention of importation of infringing copies per place of entry||Rs. 1,200/- per work|