What is copyright?

A copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States to authors of “original works of authorship.” This includes literary, dramatic, musical, artistic and certain other creative works. Material not protected by copyright (or otherwise protected) is available for use by anyone without the author’s consent. A copyright holder can prevent others from copying, performing or otherwise using the work without his or her consent.

Documents Required for Copyright Registration:
  1. Personal Details
  2. Name, Address & Nationality of the Applicant
  3. Name, address and nationality of the author of the work
  4. Nature of the applicant’s interest in the copyright – whether the applicant is the author of the work or the representative of the author
  5. Copies of the original work
  6. ID proof of the owner and Incorporation certificate if it is for business
  7. Nature Of The Work
  8. Class & Description of the Work
  9. Title of the Work
  10. Language of the Work

11.Date of Publication – Publication in internal magazines, like a company magazine or a research paper submitted to a professor does not count as


Rights of the copyright owner

Right Of Reproduction

Right Of Adaptation

Right Of Communication To The Public

Right Of Public Performance

Right Of Paternity And Integrity

Right Of Distribution