Copyright is a kind of legal right that applies to the creators of literature, drama, music, films, artistic works, businesses, and startups. It is related to the instruction manual, product literature, and user guide. This protects the originality of your work in many ways.
What Does The Copyright Law:
It provides security to your work so that no one can copy or claim rights on your original work related to different fields. At the same time, the uniqueness of your work or product should be maintained.
History: – Copyright registration in India is done under the Copyright Act made in the year 1957, which came into action in 1958. The first law of copyright was made in British times in 1912. After that amendments were also made to it. Necessary amendments have also been made to the law made in 1957 in 2012.
Who Rights Copyright:
Usually, the creator gets the rights to his work through copyright law, but sometimes the creator’s employer gets the copyright rights on that work.
What Works Does Copyright Protect?
- Literary work
- Drama work
- Music work
- Artistic work (painting, photography, artwork)
- Published version
- Published articles
- Recorded audio
- Movie, film, and telefilm
- Broadcast of TV and Radio
- Technical work
When Is Copyright Infringement Considered?
The creator has full legal rights to any writing, content, song, film, etc. Such content can be used personally. It is legally permissible but its dissemination and use for commercial purposes is copyright infringement.
Is Any Part Or Part Of Any Content Appropriate?
Non-commercial use of any content is permissible. Permission is not required for personal use. If some part of any writing, poetry, or poetry is used for the purpose of review or to explain the report or article, then it will be covered under the purview of fair dealing. Under Section-52 of the Copyright Act, the use of any material in private use is not a copyright infringement.
If There Is Any Content Or Photograph Or Material On The Internet, How Much Can Be Used?
Personal use is not copyright infringement but cannot be publicly disseminated. If someone wants to use photographs or any other material lying on the internet etc. in the public domain, then he will have to take permission. A royalty payment will have to be made.
Where Should I Stay Alert?
Any such content, which is in the public domain or on the internet, or in the form of writing, etc., on their public dissemination.
How Long Does The Copyright Of Any Creator Last?
Usually, the rights of the author and creator are till 60 years after death.
What Is The Punishment For The Guilty Under The Copyright Act?
If found guilty of violating the Copyright Act, there is a provision of monetary fine with imprisonment of up to one year. A damage claim can be made for copyright infringement. A damage claim can be made according to the profit earned by someone by infringing copyright.
What Is The Process Of Registration:
For this, visit the government’s copyright-related site e.g. http://copyright.gov.in
Here you will get the options to fill out the application online. If you want, you can take the help of our experts for copyright registration.
To be attached with the application:
- No objection certificate
- Three copies of the work
- No Objection Certificate from the publisher
- Publisher’s name, address, citizenship
The request can be submitted both offline and online. There is a copyright office in Dwarka, Delhi, where you can submit it physically or send it by speed post or registered post.
As soon as your application is accepted, a number will be sent to you. This process is for 30 days. After this, it will be known whether the work has been registered under the copyright or not. You need a No Objection Certificate from your publisher. Then your work will be registered under copyright and a certificate will be given by the registry department. If someone claims objection to your work, then this process will be lengthy.
- Photograph – 60 years (since first publication).
- Literature, Drama, Music, Artistic work – for the lifetime of the creator and 60 years after the death.
- Cinematography, Audio Recording, Government-Related Work, Publications, Agency, and Photography – 60 years, the calendar year when it was first released.