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Copyright registration

COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION GUIDE

Copyright is a method that protects the works like novels, computer programs, plays, music, film, photographs, paintings, and all those things that comes under some peculiar work and innovative ideas. Copyright is surely the best way that can protect your intellectual property to be copied and when you get the copyright to any of these works, you can easily control the use and commercial utilization of these works. This ensures that you have the right to avoid others from replicate publishing, performing, communicating to the public, or adapting your work for the commercial purpose.

SCOPE OF PROTECTION

Copyright simply protects the phrase of ideas in concrete forms. It can understand that ideas alone can’t be protected. Here are a few things that may be protected under the copyright law:

DRAMATIC WORKS

  • Scripts for films
  • Scripts for stage plays
  • Choreography

ARTISTIC WORKS

  • Drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, engravings*
  • Buildings or models of buildings*
  • Works of artistic craftsmanship
  • Regardless of artistic merit

THE (C) SYMBOL

If you ever see the copyright or (c) symbol anywhere then it indicates that or it is purely a notice by the owner that you can’t use this property without any prior permission as copyright exists. The existence of the symbol does not give the copyright owner any other extra rights, or the absence of the symbol does not signify that the copyright owner has relinquished his rights.

In practice, the symbol is basically followed by the year when a copy of the work was first made public and the name of the copyright owner

TERM OF PROTECTION

The duration of copyright differs according to the type of copyright work you have.

LITERARY, DRAMATIC, MUSICAL AND ARTISTIC WORKS

There are few conditions that allow the owner to keep the copyright even after their death. 70 years from the end of the year when the creator died. Particularly for photographs, or if the works are published after the death of the author, it lasts for 70 years, from the end of the year in which the work was published for the first time.


USING OR COPYING MATERIALS FROM THE INTERNET

You are not required to presume that anything is posted on the internet is fair game for copying.

Before you copy or use any material accessible on the internet, you need to check always whether the website has terms and conditions governing the use of content on the website.

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