Copyright Law Explained
In accord with the Copyright Law in India, a copyright may be registered as per the procedure set out in Chapter VI of the copyright Rules 1958. An application for registration of a copyright is to be made in Form IV which must include a Statement of Particulars and Statement of Further Particulars. The applicant for registration of a copyright must give notice of his application to every person who has any interest in the subject matter of the copyright or disputes the rights in the applicant.
Each work must be protected separately and separate applications are to be filed for the registration of each work. The requisite fee will also have to be paid, as prescribed in the schedule, at the time of submitting the application. The copyright law in India also requires a duly executed power of attorney to be filed along with the application. In case of a published work, three copies of the work are to be filed with the application.
Copyright Law in India provides protection for foreign works in India so long as the work is originally from any country listed in the International Copyright Order. To secure cross border protection in Copyright India has become a member of several International Conventions such as:
1. Berne Convention for protection of literary and artistic works
2. Universal Copyright Convention
3. Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights.
4. Multilateral Convention for the avoidance of Double Taxation of Copyright Royalties.Copyright law in India provides for assignment and licencing of copyright in India. An author of a work may transfer his ownership rights in a copyright through an assignment deed. As per the copyright law in India no assignment is valid unless it is reduced in writing and is in the form of an assignment deed. A licence too must be reduced in writing and signed by the owner of a copyright or his duly authorized agent. For more details please log on to www.iplawsindia.com
Easy to watch video on Copyright Law
Published on July 19, 2012
A short video explaining the basics of UK copyright law, introducing key concepts and issues for consumers.
In 2011, the government initiated an independent review of intellectual property, carried out by Professor Ian Hargreaves:http://www.ipo.gov.uk/types/hargreave…
Currently, the UK government is considering making some changes to the existing Copyright, Designs and Patents Act (CDPA 1988). These videos explore those proposals and the arguments on both sides of the debate.
It is hoped that these videos will be helpful to all users of copyright: teachers, librarians, artists, producers, journalists and members of the public.
Several CIPPM reports dealing with copyright exceptions are available on:
The videos were created by Bartolomeo Meletti, with support from the Department of Law at Bournemouth University.
Animation and editing by Marco Bagni – http://www.lostconversation.com
Filming, voice over and animation sound design by Nathan Revill @ Creative http://www.dorsetcreative.co.uk
Illustration by Danilo Rečević – http://www.danilor.it/
1) Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G, Movement I (Allegro), BWV 1049, J. S. Bach – Kevin MacLeod (http://www.incompetech.com)
2) Progressive — IB Audio
Contributors: Professor Martin Kretschmer; Dr Kris Erickson; Dr Dinusha Mendis; Professor Ruth Towse.