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S.No.For an application for COMPULSORY LICENSE :Fee
1For a license to republish a Literary, Dramatic, Musical or Artistic work (Sections 31, 31A,31B* and 32A)Rs. 5,000/- per work
2For a license to communicate an any work to the public by Broadcast(Section 31(1)(b))Rs. 40,000/- per applicant/per sataton
3For license to republish a Cinematograph Film (Section 31)Rs. 15,000/- per work
4For a license to republish a sound recording (Section 31)Rs. 10,000/- per work
5For a license to perform any work in public (Section 31)Rs. 5,000/- per work
6For a license to publish or communicate to the public the work or translation (Section 31A)Rs. 5,000/- per work
7For a license to publish any work in any format useful for person with disability (Section 31 B)Rs. 2,000/- per work
8For an application for a license to produce and publish a translation of a Literary or Dramatic work in any Language  (Section 32 & 32-A )Rs. 5,000/- per work
9For an application for registration or copyright in a:
(a)Literary, Dramatic, Musical or Artistic workRs. 500/- per work
(b)Provided that in respect of a Literary or Artistic work which is used or is capable of being used in relation to any goods or services (Section 45)Rs. 2,000/- per work
10For an application for change in particulars of copyright entered in the Register of Copyrights in respect of a:
(a)Literary, Dramatic, Musical or Artistic workRs. 200/- per work
(b)Provided that in respect of a literary or Artistic work which is used or is capable of being used in relation to any goods or services (Section 45)Rs. 1,000/- per work
11For an application for registration of Copyright in a Cinematograph Film (Section 45)Rs. 5,000/- per work
12For an application for registration of change in particulars of copyright entered in the Register of Copyrights in respect of Cinematograph film (Section 45)Rs. 2,000/- per work
13For an application for registration of copyright in a Sound Recording (Section 45)Rs. 2,000/- per work
14For an application for registration of changes in particulars of copyright entered in the Register of Copyrights in respect of Sound Recording (Section 45)Rs. 1,000/- per work
15For taking extracts from the indexes (Section 47)Rs. 500/- per work
16For taking extracts from the Register of Copyrights (Section 47).Rs. 500/- per work
17For a certified copy of an extract from the Register of Copyrights of the indexes (Section 47)Rs. 500/- per copy
18For a certified copy of any other public document in the custody of the Register of Copyright or Secretary of the Copyright BoardRs. 500/- per Copy
19For an application for prevention of importation of infringing copies (Section 53) per place of entryRs. 1,200/- per work

Copyright registration in India is a legal process that provides protection to the original literary, artistic, musical, and dramatic works of authors, artists, musicians, and creators. Copyright registration is not mandatory in India, as copyright protection automatically exists as soon as a work is created and fixed in a tangible form. However, registering your copyright with the Copyright Office in India offers several advantages, such as the ability to enforce your rights more effectively and provides legal evidence of your ownership.

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    Registering a copyright in India offers several benefits to the creator or owner of a copyrighted work. While copyright protection automatically exists when a work is created and fixed in a tangible form, registration provides additional advantages, especially when it comes to enforcing your rights. Here are some of the benefits of copyright registration in India:

    1. Legal Evidence of Ownership: Copyright registration serves as prima facie evidence in court, proving that you are the rightful owner of the copyrighted work. It makes it easier to establish your ownership and protect your rights.

    2. Exclusive Rights: As the copyright holder, you have exclusive rights to reproduce, distribute, adapt, perform, and display your work. Copyright registration strengthens your legal position when it comes to asserting these rights.

    3. Public Notice: When a work is registered, it is listed in the public copyright registry. This serves as public notice of your copyright, which can deter potential infringers and make it clear that the work is protected.

    4. Statutory Damages and Attorney’s Fees: In the event of copyright infringement, registered copyright holders have the option to claim statutory damages and attorney’s fees, which can be a significant advantage in legal proceedings.

    5. Licensing and Commercial Benefits: Copyright registration makes it easier to license your work to others or enter into commercial agreements for its use, which can generate income or other benefits.

    6. International Protection: If you ever need to enforce your copyright in a foreign country, having a registered copyright can facilitate the process by demonstrating your ownership.

    7. Protection Against Infringement: Registration provides a stronger legal basis for taking action against copyright infringement. It makes it easier to send cease and desist letters and take legal action if necessary.

    8. Duration of Protection: Copyright protection in India lasts for the lifetime of the author plus 60 years, or for anonymous/pseudonymous works, 60 years from the date of publication. Registration ensures that your rights are preserved for the full duration.

    9. Preservation of Evidence: Registration creates a permanent record of your work, which can be crucial if you ever need to prove the date of creation or ownership in a legal dispute.

    10. Access to Government Assistance: In some cases, the government of India can provide assistance and support in protecting your copyright if it is registered.

    11. Asset Value: A registered copyright can enhance the value of your intellectual property, making it more attractive to potential buyers or investors.

    12. Provision for Assignment and Licensing: Registration allows you to assign or license your copyright to others, which can be a source of income and business opportunities.

    Overall, copyright registration in India offers legal and practical benefits that can help creators and copyright owners protect their intellectual property and maximize its value. It’s an important step for those who wish to safeguard their creative works and take advantage of the legal protections available under Indian copyright law.

    Details Required for copyright application:

    1. 2 copies of your work
    2. Name of the Applicant
    3. Address of the Applicant
    4. Mobile no & Email ID
    5. In case of publication – Copy or details of the published work.
    6. No objection Certificate from original owner (if any)


    Copyright registration is a legal process that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to that work. It provides a public record of your ownership and can be used to enforce your rights.

    No, copyright protection is automatic when you create an original work. However, registration provides additional benefits, such as the ability to sue for statutory damages and attorney’s fees.

    Copyright protects original works of authorship, including literary, artistic, musical, and certain other intellectual creations. This can include books, music, paintings, software, and more.

    To register a copyright in the United States, you can file an application with the U.S. Copyright Office. The process typically involves filling out a form, paying a fee, and providing a copy of the work.

    The cost of copyright registration can vary depending on the type of work and the method of submission. You can check the U.S. Copyright Office website for current fee schedules.

    In most cases, copyright protection lasts for the lifetime of the creator plus 70 years. For works created by a corporation, the term is typically 95 years from publication or 120 years from creation, whichever is shorter.

    Yes, you can register multiple works together in a single application, as long as they meet certain requirements and are considered a “collection.”

    Copyright registration is typically country-specific. However, there are international agreements, such as the Berne Convention, that provide some level of protection for copyrighted works in multiple countries.

    If someone uses your copyrighted work without permission, you have the right to take legal action. Registered copyrights make it easier to pursue legal remedies, including damages.

    Yes, you can register a copyright for a work you created in the past, as long as it meets the eligibility requirements.