What are the Vital Documents Required for Copyright Registration?

Documents Required for Copyright Registration
Karan Singh
| Updated: Feb 27, 2021 | Category: Copyright

If anyone wants to protect their original work from being copied, misused, or unauthorized takeover, it is mandatory to obtain copyright registration, and it’s a one-time process. That means once your copyrighted your original work, then you don’t have to roam around the authorities to renew it every year. It has lifetime validity and provides comprehensive protection to your work against any illegal practices. But to complete the copyright registration you need to arrange all the vital documents required for Copyright Registration.

Those who obtain the copyright registration are legally certificated or allowed to distribute, reproduce or display their copyrighted work. But you have to remember that copyright law has limited applicability and only protects the original work of the owner. Scroll down to check the list of vital documents required for Copyright Registration.

What is IPO?

The full form of IPO is Indian Postal Order which is regarded as one of the popular means to submit fees related to filing various governmental applications. Earlier, IPO was not available at most of the post offices in India. Many citizens consider the inequality a serious issue and wish that it could be resolved as soon as possible. Luckily, the government authorities looked into the matter and developed an online website to settle these issues.

Also, Read: A Complete Information on Global Copyright Protection

What are the Vital Documents Required for Copyright Registration?

Following are different types of documents required for Copyright Registration:

Personal Details

  • Name and address of the applicant.
  • Address of the applicant.
  • Name and detailed address of the owner of the work.
  • Submit the copies of the original work.
  • Identity proof of the owner and incorporation certificate.

Artistic Work

  • Submit two copies of the work looking for copyright registration.
  • IPO or Demand Draft (DD) for paying specified fees as per the nature of work.
  • NOC (No Objection Certificate) from the author, if the author and the applicant are not the same people.
  • If the applicant doesn’t tolerate any bonding with the publisher and his work, submit a No Objection Certificate of Publisher.
  • Search Certificate issued by the Trademark office if the work can be used on the goods.
  • No Objection Certificate of the person who wants to publish the person’s photos on the work.
  • In case the attorney is filing the registration application, then the attorney must accept the applicant’s power of attorney. A power of attorney must enclose the applicant’s signature.

Cinematograph Film Details

  • DD/IPO of Rs. Per work (as applicable).
  • Submit two copies of the work.
  • NOC from the publisher (if the published work and publisher is different from the applicant).
  • NOC from the various copyright holder or submit a copy of the agreement (deed of assignment).
  • Submit a Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and accepted by the attorney.

Literary / Dramatic Details

  • Submit two copies of the work.
  • DD / IPO of Rs. (as applicable) per work.
  • NOC from the publisher (if the published work and owner are different from the applicant).
  • Submit a Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and accepted by the attorney.

Artistic Details

  • Submit two copies of the work.
  • DD / IPO of Rs. (as applicable) per work.
  • NOC from the various copyright holder or submit a copy of the agreement (deed of assignment).
  • Search Certificate from (TM-60) Trade Mark Office if the work is being used on goods or capable of use on the goods.
  • Submit a NOC from a person whose photograph appears on the work.
  • Submit a Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and accepted by the attorney.

Music Details

  • Submit two copies of the work.
  • DD / IPO of Rs. (as applicable) per work.
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the publisher (if the published work and publisher is different from the applicant).
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the owner if the applicant is other than the owner.
  • Submit a Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and accepted by the attorney.

Details of Sound Recording

  • Two copies of work.
  • DD / IPO of Rs. (as applicable) per work.
  • NOC from the various copyright holder or submit a copy of the agreement (deed of assignment).
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the publisher (if the published work and publisher is different from the applicant).
  • Submit a Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and accepted by the attorney.

Details of Software

  • Submit Object code and Source code of work for the verification.
  • Two copies of work.
  • DD / IPO of Rs. (as applicable) per work.
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the publisher (if the published work and owner of the work is different from the applicant).
  • Submit a Power of Attorney in original duly signed by the applicant and accepted by the attorney.
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the author (if the author is different from the applicant).

Once you arrange all the vital documents required for Copyright Registration, you have to go to the online website of copyright and click on the “Click for Online Copyright Registration” button. After that, you have to apply for the registration by filing an application Form XIV with the required details and upload the scanned copy of the applicant’s signature. After completing the remaining on-screen requirements, the online portal will generate the Diary Number for future reference.  The applicant needs to send a hard copy of the Copyright Registration Form and acknowledgement slip for the copyright certificate issuance via courier.

Conclusion

It is clear from above that you need to arrange all the vital documents required for Copyright Registration properly. Without these documents, you won’t be able to complete the registration process or be rejected. To protect the original work from any infringement, one should always opt for copyright registration. If anyone wants to copyright their original work, feel free to contact Swarit Advisors.

Also, Read: Is it Possible to do Copyright for Public Performance License?

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Karan Singh

A legal writing enthusiast, a wanderer, and a zealous reader. After gaining a lot of knowledge about the diverse legal topics and developing research skills, Karan joined the league of legal content writers to deliver quality-rich blogs.

 

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