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Safeguard Your Hard Work
Do more than just writing a book. Protect it from unauthorized usage by going for copyright registration. Consult us today.
Writing a book is a tedious process and it sound completely logical to protect your hard work by choosing the right protection tool for the same. Seeking copyright protection is undoubtedly a great idea to safeguard the work that goes into writing a book. An author owns the copyright to a book the moment it is written—before publishing the book or looking at copyright registration.
Copyright prevents bookstores from buying one book from the author, making copies and then selling them to its customers. The customers are not just buying the book; they are buying the author’s intellectual property: the story, the characters and the setting.
The exact type of the copyright depends on the elements of the book. A phonebook has very little, if any, copyrightable material. It is regarded just a list of facts. A romantic novel has a lot of copyrightable material. Besides the pages of the book, copyright extends to the order of the plot, specific characters or elements of the broader world that it creates.
One can seek copyright the moment writing is done. To get the complete advantage of copyright for a book, one must register his copyright. Registration creates constructive notice…and constructive notice is incrediblyvital.
The process starts with the filing of an application for copyright registration. The filed registration application is assigned to a Copyright officer, who decides whether the application is accepted or rejected after inspecting it. After examination, there will be a waiting time of 30 days for any kind of objection to be filed against your claim. In case of an objection, the application would be called for a hearing before the hearing office where the applicant and the objecting party providesproof for their work. Based on the evidence and hearing the officer decides to accept or reject the Copyright registration.
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.