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I.P.

LAWS
COPYRIGHT
TOPIC
Copyright Its Meaning and Registration
DEFINITION:
Simply Copyright means, monopolistic exploitation of a literary, artistic,
dramatic, musical cinematographic or recorded work.
WORKS IN WHICH COPYRIGHT SUBSISTS:
Original, literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works
Cinematographic works, and
records
MEANING OF COPYRIGHT
Copyright means any of the following rights which includes the doing or
authorizing any of the following acts:
1. As to Literary Works:
Right to Reproduction (in any material form)
Right to publication
Right to Performance
Right to Translation
Right to use in cinematographic work
Right to make record of the work
Right to broadcasting
Right to Adaptation
Rights to Translated or adapted works
2. As to Artistic Work:
Right to Reproduction
Right to publication
Right to use the work in cinematographic work
Right to show in television
Right to adaptation
Right to adopted work
3. As to Cinematographic Work:
Right to making Copy
Right to cause the work to be seen
Right to cause the work to be heard
Right amalgamate the recoded work in any recording

Right to Broadcasting
4. As to Record:
Right making any record embodying the same record
Right to use the recording in the sound track or cinematographic work
Right to cause the recording embodied in the record to be heard in the
public
Right to Broadcasting
REGISTRATION OF COPYRIGHT
Copyright Office:
Establishment of copyright office.
In control of Registrar of Copyright
It shall have a seal the impression of which shall be judicially noticeable.
Registrar of Copyrights:
Shall sign all the entries in the Register of Copyrights
Sign all certificates of registration of copyrights.
Register of Copyrights:
In prescribed manner
Entry of names and titles of works
Entry of names and addresses of authors, publishers or owners of
copyrights
Entry other particulars as may be prescribed.
The Registrar shall also keep indexes of the Register of Copyrights as may
be prescribed.
The Register and indexes of the Copyright shall be open for inspection.
The copies of register and indexes shall be available on prescribe fee.
REGISTRATION:
Who can apply for Registration
The author
Publisher,
Owner, or
Any other interested person
Application in Prescribed form to the Registrar
Prescribed fee
Submission of the particulars of the work to the Registrar
Entry of the particulars of the work and issuance of certificate of
registration by Registrar, if he thinks fit.
REGISTRATION OF ASSIGNMENT OR LICENSES OF A COPYRIGHT WORK:
Application in prescribed form
Prescribed fee

Provision of original instrument of such grant accompanied by a certified


copy
After enquiry entry of particulars by Registrar
Certified copy of the grant shall be retained in the office and the original
shall be given back to the person
Certificate of Registration.
NOTE:
If the Registrar is refusing to register a work or any assignment or license of the
work he is required to record reasons in writing for such refusal.