Registering your work with the Registrar of Copyright
Office is basically a copyright protection insurance policy. Copyright
protection arises automatically the moment the author fixes the work in
a tangible form (i.e. when a writer writes her story), without the
author having to do anything.
So why register for copyright protection if you’re work is automatically
Here are four important reasons why filing for copyright protection with
the Registrar of Copyright Office is important:
Copyright registration establishes a public record of your copyright and
puts everyone in the world on notice that you have sought and claim
copyright protection under the Copyright laws.
You cannot sue anyone for copyright infringement until you have filed
for copyright protection with the Registrar of Copyright Office.
No award for statutory damages or attorneys fees will be made for any
infringement of a copyright in an unpublished work which occurs prior to
the submission of the copyright registration documents. The same holds
true for published works, unless the copyright registration is made
within three months after the first publication.
If the registration of your work is done within five years from its
creation, it is considered prima facie evidence in court. Prima facie
evidence means that if you ever went to court, proof of the copyright
registration with the Registrar of Copyright Office would be sufficient evidence
of your ownership of the copyrighted material.
The only way for another party to win would be for them to present
that they had a pre-existing copyright claim to the work.
that you permitted them to use your work.
that you didn't actually create the work.
that you stole it from them.
If you’re serious about protecting your work, obtaining copyright
protection under the copyright laws is a smart and necessary step to
Is a copyright
in India recognized worldwide?
Copyright in India is recognized virtually worldwide under the
and the applicable law of its member nations.
Click on the link
to see the list of countries where your copyright
stands valid when registered in India
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