Copy Rights :
Copyright protects the expression of an idea. It protects the original creative works of artists, authors, and musicians
from unauthorized copying and use by others. Books, music, sculpture, choreography, and jewelry design are examples of creative
expression that can be copyrighted. Copyright laws encourage creativity and intellectual pursuits by allowing artists to profit
from their creations.
Copyright is a right of reproduction, which excludes others from reproducing
literary, artistic, dramatic, musical and other works, including computer programs, photographs, recordings (audio/
visual) films and other electronically disseminated information as well as sculptures,
engravings and drawings .
Now in India "Computer Program" can also obtain copyright Registration "Computer Program" means a set of instructions expressed
in words, codes, schemes or in any other form, including a machine readable medium, capable of causing a computer to perform
a particular task or achieve a particular result.
The registration of copyright remains
in force for a period of author's lifetime and for a further period of 60 years after his/her death. No renewal is needed
DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATIONS REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION
1) 10 specimen
of the work to be applied as copyright. (4 sets of floppy discs in case of computer program).
2) Documentary proof of publication in
details of Name, Nationality, age, address of the publisher and date of First publication
3) General Power of Attorney duly signed by the applicant if the applicant is other than a natural person partner or one of the Directors
of the company as the case may be.
4) In case of computer program brief description
of software in 200 words.
5) A copy of Memorandum & Articles
of Association or copy of Partnership Deed as the case may be.
6) Author's Name, Nationality, age, address
and if the author is deceased, date of death.
7) No objection Certificate from the author.
8) If the artwork is capable of being
used in respect of goods, a Certificate from the Registrar of Trade Marks to the effect that No such Trade Mark is registered
or application for registration Is made by a person other than the applicant.
Particulars and Information:
1) Name, Nationality, age, address of
the publisher, who published Subsequently.
2) Details of various rights and their
3) Possession of Original Work.
NOTE: All documents must
be submitted in English language only.