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A copyright refers to a kind of legal protection provided to work creators through the assignment of specific rights that are eligible for protection.
The primary objectives of copyright are
A artistic work can include paintings, drawings, engraving and related material. In some cases, it can even encompass architecture and photographs. Alike any other copyright-protected material, an art piece can also be covered through copyright protection. According to The Berne Convention, the two generations of the artist should benefit for the copyright of the predecessor. After the death of the art creator, the copyright tends to expire after a specific time, which varies from region to region.
There are various benefits a creator of the artistic work can seek to get including:
In the case of cinematograph film, the author gets the right to produce a copy of the film including a photograph of any image forming part thereof, to sell or give on hire or offer for sale or hire, any copy of the film, and to communicate the film to the public. These rights are likewise available to the author of sound recording. In addition to the aforesaid rights, the author of a painting, sculpture, drawing or of a manuscript of a literary, dramatic or musical work, if he was the first owner of the copyright, shall be permitted to have a right to share in the resale price of such original copy provided that the resale price exceeds rupees ten thousand.
Which elements cannot be protected under copyright law?
What the documents needed to get copyright registration for music?
A copy of the work needs to be submitted along with the address and identity proof of the work creator. In case of business, the name of the company and its Certificate of Incorporation with Address proof would be required.
Who can apply for copyright registration?
Any individual who claims to be the creator or owner of the work can file for copyright registration. The person can be an individual, company, NGO or any others.
Is my copyright valid throughout the world?
No. The copyright registered in India would remain valid there only. However, if you use it as evidence before any government to prove that you’re the first creator of the work.
Is copyright applicable for all products?
No. The copyright is meant for only unique content. This content could be a song, video, book, film, software, logo, label and design etc.
What if someone uses my work after getting copyright registration?
You have the authority to send him/her a legal notice regarding the same. But if no response is made by second party then you can file a case against him/her and sue them in court.
Can I register my name or title?
No, you cannot register your name or title. Name or titles can only get trademark registration.
Who will provide the certificate of registration?
The copyright registration procedure simply refers to the issuance of copyright registration certificate. After the application for Registration of copyright is approved by the Registrar, the Registrar shall issue to the applicant a Certificate of Registration under the seal of the copyright Registry.