Copyright Registration

Basically copyright means the right to copy or reproduce the work in which copyright subsists. The various acts for which copyright extends is listed in sec. 14 of the Act. Since the section begins with the expression "Copyright means" it would appear that the defination is exhaustive and copyright does not extend to any right beyond the scope of sec. 14. The exclusive right for doing the respective acts extends not only to the whole of the work, but to any substantial part thereof or to any translation or adaptation thereof.

Copyright Registration Services

Although there is provision for the registration of copyright under the Act, it is not necessary for the creation or enforcement of copyright. Copyright subsists as soon as the work is created and given a material form.

  • Indian Copyright Law

    In India the first Copyright Act was passed in 1914. This was nothing but a copy of the U.K Copyright Act 1911 with suitable modifications to make it applicable to the then British India. The next Actwhich is the current statute, was the copyright Act 1957 which adopted many of the principles and provisions contained in the U.K Act of 1956, but which also introduced many new provisions.

  • Copyright And Patent

    Copyright to be distinguished from patent. It may be possible for two person independently to produce the same invention. But the inventor who has first made an application for a patent will alone be protected and not the other. In copyright tyhe law is different. If the similarity or even identity is accidental, there is no infringement. If two people working independently using identical or similar information produce literary, musical or artistic works are very similar, each will have a copyright in this work. Thus the writer, composer, painter or sculptor creating copyright material need not fear the existence of pre-existing right which would threaten his copyright.