Some rights and created with birth, some with citizenship and some with registration.
rights that creators have over their literary and artistic works that covers Literary works such as novels, poems, plays, reference works, newspaper articles, Computer programs, databases, Films, musical compositions, and choreography, Artistic works such as paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculpture, Architecture, Advertisements, maps, and technical drawings.
These are the owner’s rights and his alone. Unless willingly given up through licenses, no one can violate them legally.
A right is created only when it is registered.
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The Copyright Act, 1957 prevents unauthorized use of any original musical, dramatic, literary, sound recordings, cinematograph and artistic works lasts for the entire lifetime of the author. Both published and unpublished works can be copyrighted. The copyright of the original work is reserved for the original creator. Copyright can also be registered for works that were published before 21st January 1958.
Under the Indian Copyright Act 1957, copyright protects the economic, social and legal interests of the author. The copyright owner is entitled to the following exclusive rights.
The Copyright Act states that no third party can make copies or reproduce the original work unless the copyright owner has granted permission to do so.
The copyright author can choose to use his work any way he/she wants. That is, he/she can create derivatives from their existing work or prepare a new work in the different form or same form based on the original work. The following actions define the term “adaptation” as per the Copyright Act:
Copyright author can make their work available to the public by means of broadcast or wireless transmission whether in one or more of the forms of signs or visual images.
The creator of musical work and artistic work can perform their works publicly.
The right of paternity or attribution means that the creator can claim authorship over their work. Therefore, whoever wishes to reproduce or adapt the original work has to give appropriate credit to the author or else the author has the right to file a suit against the maker.
The copyright holder may distribute his work in any outline through reproducing, selling, renting, leasing or lending. They can also assign specific rights to a person to either copyright the work partially or wholly or subject to certain limitations.
No. Copyright does not ordinarily protect titles or names, copyright is provided only to original musical, dramatic, literary, sound recordings, cinematograph and artistic works.
A trademark is a mark given to protect a brand logo, name or slogan. On the other hand, copyright is a protection given to unique content like original musical, dramatic, literary, sound recordings, cinematograph and artistic works.
No. There is no such provision to check if the work has been copied by any third party. However, you can do a detailed search on the Internet to check, if there is anything similar to their work.
Copyright protection is valid for 60 years. If it is literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works, the 60-year period is counted from the year following the expiry of the author. In the case of sound recordings, cinematograph films, photographs, posthumous publications, anonymous, , posthumous publications (published post the death of the author), and pseudonymous publications, works of government and works of international organizations, the 60-year period is counted from the date of publication.
Since India is a signatory of the Berne Convention, copyright that is registered in India will get the status of foreign work and protection will be extended to all the countries which are signatories to the Berne Convention.
Copyright protection is not applicable for
The entire website cannot be copyrighted, as it is made of various elements such as the content, source code and object code would be termed as literary work. The pictures, artistic works would be considered as a separate work and therefore, individual copyright applications can be filed for such different elements of the website.
The entire process may take up to 6-8 months approximately considering the various factors, including objection.
Both published and unpublished works can be registered. If a work is already published, the publishing information is to be furnished along with the application.
It can be done from anywhere in the country, because the entire copyright filing is done online, and hence. The Copyright head office is in Delhi.
Yes, if the discrepancy is not removed within the said timeline, the application will be discarded.