Copyrights is an exclusive right given by law to the authors, composers and artist to reproduce the work for publishing and selling them to public.A copyright is just like an asset which you can sell to someone else for consideration.
When you do some literary, dramatic musical, artistic film recording, painting, a photograph, a poem or record any sound or song which is unique and has never been done before by any person, then you definitely do not want that somebody else copy your creativity, but it should not mean that shall conceal your creative works from everyone.
Therefore, copyright registration is important protect your work can be protected from being copied so that authors, artist etc. Can be rewarded encouraged to do more creative work which leads to value additions
Registering copyright against a particular idea gives complete protection to same in the court of law. It is the most effective way to protect your work legally.
When you choose to register copyright, the same can be used for creating and marketing a sense of goodwill and commercial value in the minds of your customers. It also means that you’re concerned about your work
Copyright registration refers to the creation of an intellectual property, an intangible asset. Being an intellectual property, you hold the rights to sell franchise or retain it.
The best part of copyright registration is that it prevents illegal reproduction of your work or idea in any form and you can always seek legal help in case of copyright infringement.
Copyright registration ensures that the design of the product is exclusive to the owner and customer can easily identify that the product belong to the right owner.
Registration allows a copyright holder to sue an infringer in federal court, an option that is not available to copyright holders that have not registered.
It serves as an automatic indication that the registrant is the actual owner of the copyright, making it the infringer's responsibility to prove differently.
It enables the copyright holder to sue an infringer for statutory damages so that he doesn't have to prove that the infringer's use of the work actually damaged him.
Registration provides notice to the world of the copyright holder's claim of rights, preventing an infringer from claiming that he used the work innocently, without knowledge of the creator's existing interests
Application for registration is to be made on Form XIV (Including Statement of Particulars and Statement of Further Particulars) as prescribed in the first schedule to the Rules.
After filing an application for copyright along with complete details and copies, the author has to wait for a mandatory 30 days.
The applications should be signed by the applicant or the advocate in whose favour a Power of Attorney has been executed. The Power of Attorney signed by the party and accepted by the advocate should also be enclosed.
It may take 2-3 months time for registering copyright of any work in the normal course.