Copyright is a legal right that protects the use of creator work once the idea has been physically expressed. Copyright law sets out procedures & rules around how that work can be used. It protects the rights of the owner, as well as the responsibilities of other people who want to use the owner’s work. One can do many things with registered copyright work including, for example copy, change or sell it, share it online or rent it to someone as well as prevent other people from doing those things. Every time we watch an online video, listen to online music, view Images online, read an online blog, or enjoy something creative, we are interacting with copyright in some or other way. Copyright protects most creative things owner create.
When you require protection for Copyright
For your work to be protected by copyright law it needs to be unique, original and tangible.
Original: – For a work to be original it must be the output of your own skill and labour or intellectual creation and should not replicate the work of anyone else like imitating a drawing or a painting. Copyright is also used to prevent copying simple things like writing a poem.
Tangible: – This means that it can’t just be an idea you’ve had. Instead, you need to have articulated that idea in a physical form. When you make up an idea in your head, it is only protected by copyright from the moment you write down the complete blueprints of it.
• Copyright protection provides a key incentive for the creation of many intellectual works. Without copyright protection, it would be very easy for others to exploit creators’ work without paying any royalties or remuneration. Copyright therefore, inspires all people and creates a favourable climate to stimulate economic activity.
• Copyright protection provides benefits in the form of economic rights which permit the creators to control the use of their literary and artistic products in a number of ways such as making copies, broadcasting, performing in public, use material online etc. and to obtain an appropriate economic reward and benefits. The owner can therefore be rewarded for his/her creativity and investment.
• Copyright also gives moral rights to be identified as the creator or author of certain kinds of material (known as the paternity right), and object to the distortion and mutilation of it. An author’s right to object to the modification or derogatory action in relation to his or her work is known as an integrity right.
If above benefits satisfy your requirement, then copyright registration is mandatory for you to protect your work.
kaushikii Three Steps Procedure to Apply for Copyright Registrationa
1. Connect with kaushikii Team
2. We’ll collect all your documents and file them directly with the authority
3. You’ll receive your completed copyright certificate
Documents Required For Copyright
• Work copy
• Address proof of owner
• Identity proof of owner
• In case of Company (Name, COI, Address proof)