Copyright is one the intellectual property protection like patent and trademark. The copyright act 1957 helps you in protecting the original genuine literature, drama, music and artistic work and ideas procedures or even the methods of operation can never be copyrighted.
In simple words, a copyright is an exclusive right granted to the owner in order to protect his work from being copied, exploited or misused. During particular work takes lots of efforts and energy and therefore protecting the work done is as important as doing a work. The only owner of registered work can use the product or even can grant permission to another person. Copyrights are also transferrable. It is just like an asset which you can sell to someone else for consideration.
Application for registration is to be made from XIV 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 applicants should be signed by the applicant or the advocate in whose favor power of attorney has been executed. The power of attorney signed by the party and accepted by the advocate should also be enclosed.
The fee is either in the form of demand draft, Indian postal order favoring “registrar of copyright payable at New Delhi” or through E payment.
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
High commercial value as it will create a sense of goodwill and commercial value in the minds of customers
As you can sell, franchise or retain the copyright it became an asset
Prevents unauthorized recreation
Right to sue an infringer and can claim statutory damage