- Copyright is an exclusive legal right granted to the creators of intellectual work.
- Copyright protects “original works of authorship” that are fixed in “a tangible form of expression.”
- Copyright owner has rights to reproduce, translate, adapt, perform, distribute and publicly display the work, etc.
- Registration is not mandatory since copyright comes into existence as soon as the intellectual work is created but registration of copyright has immense evidentiary value in the Court and hence registration of a copyright is recommended.
- The Copyright Act, 1957 governs the provisions relating to copyrights in India.
Works covered under Copyright
Terms of Copyright
How can you contribute?
Photos, text, illustrations, movies, music, etc. available on the Internet maybe owned by someone else, so always remember –
The Copyright Act requires for establishment of an office to be called the Copyright Office which is under the immediate control of a Registrar of Copyrights. The Copyright Office is currently located at New Delhi.