The purpose of copyright registration is to place on record a verifiable account of the date and content of the work in question, so that in the event of a legal claim, or case of infringement or plagiarism, the copyright owner can produce a copy of the work from an official government source.
Copyright registration is being carried under the section 14 of the Copyright Act 1957 while certifying the work under the same. This act of copyright grants the set of rights and powers to the owner of the copyright. These rights comprised of right of adaptation, rights of translation; rights to communication and rights of publication. Here, under the copyright services; the owner can decide how, when and where to use his or her invention whether to publish in media or to take open to public or not or whether to translate in other languages or not. Under copyright; owner can enjoy the fully rights and powers in respect of unique innovative artistic work.
Who can get Copyrights registered?
1. The Copyrighting may get done by people from different fields. Copyrighting even applies to titles and slogans. Since copyrighting provides inventor of a work with several rights that prevent bootlegging and ensures promotion of creativity, copyrights registration has marked its importance in different fields. Some of the fields are:
2. Literary (Poetry, Prose Writing, books)
3. Artists (Paintings, Models)
4. Dramatics and musical creations
5. Computer related works (Softwares, Hardwares)
What exactly does copyright protect?
Indian copyright law provides you with exclusive rights to publish (digital or otherwise), control who can copy or perform your original work, and control who can make derivative works and attribution rights or authorize others to do so. Under the Indian Copyright Act, original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works are protected.
Intellectual property like original song lyrics, musical scores, academic articles, diagrams and movie scripts are protected under copyright if they are published in India or where they are unpublished or first published outside India, if the author is a citizen of India. Sound recordings and cinematography are protected as long as the copyright of some other work is not infringed while creating them. International material may also be protected by Indian Copyright Act.