Copyright means the exclusive right subject to the provisions of this Act, to do or authorize the doing of any of the following acts in respect of a work or any substantial part thereof, namely:-in case of literary, dramatic or musical work.
- To reproduce the work in any material form including the storing of it in any medium by electronic means,
- To issue copies of the work to the public not being copies already in circulation
- To perform the work in public, or communicate it to the public
- To make any cinematographic film or sound recording in respect of the work
- To make any translation of the work
- To make any adaptation of the work
- To do in relation to a translation or an adaptation of the work, any of the acts specified in relation to the work in sub-classes to.
In case of computer programme-
- To do any of the acts specified in clause (a)
- To sell or give on commercial rental or offer for sale or for commercial rental any copy of the computer programme.
In case of artistic work
- To reproduce the work in any material form including depiction in three dimensions of a two dimensional work or in two dimension of a three dimension work
- To communicate the work to the public
- To issue copies of the work to the public not being copies already in circulations
- To include the work in any cinematographic film;
- To make any adaptation of the work.
- To do in relation to an adaptation of the work any of the acts specified in relation to the work in sub classes (i) to (iv)
In case of cinematographic film
- To make a copy of the film including a photograph of any image forming part there of
- To sell or give on hire or offer for sale or hire, any copy of the film, regardless of whether such copy has been sold or given on hire on earlier occasions;
In the case of a sound recording
- To make any other sound recording embodying it;
- To sell or give on hire, or offer for sale on hire, any copy of the sound recording, regardless of whether such copy has been sold or given on hire on earlier occasions;
- To communicate the sound recording to the public.
Copyright filing in India
Copyright of literary, dramatic, artistic, cinematographic, musical or computer programme is extremely important. Copyright not only safeguards the interest of the owner but also protects his right from being infringed. Copyright acts as a license to fight against an infringement or violation of the same. The statutory fee for Copyright Registration in India and Copyright Filing in India is extremely low. Another advantage of copyright is that it is registered within a span of five to six months.
Indian Legal Consultants is one of the best providers of Copyright Registration Services and Copyright Protection Services based in India since its professional charges are less as compared to most of the law firms in India. Apart from being cost effective, its main priority is to provide the best possible Copyright Services at the earliest.
Infringement of Copyright
It is intrinsic to copyright an artistic, literary, musical, cinematographic or computer programme. But sometimes even after copyright of the same there is every possibility that it might get infringed. Thus, it is extremely important to keep a track on all the copyright that are advertised before registration. Indian Legal Consultants has a group of associates who keep a record of all the copyright works that are being registered. Once we find that a particular copyrights has been infringed by someone, we immediately starts to act. Thus, we are not only confined to provide the following services :
- Copyright Registration
- Copyright Renewal
- Filing Opposition
But, we also tend to provide each and every service related to Indian Copyright.
Thus, we have all the Professionals, experts, Scientists, Engineers, Advocates, Patent Agents Trademark Agents, Patent Attorneys, Judges and youths from different legal sectors who looks after the Trademark Registration in India, Patent Registration in India, Copyright Registration in India, and other services related to the field of Intellectual Property Right.
Copyright violation means infringing the rights of registered owner of copyright. If any person does any thing, the exclusive right to do which is conferred by the Act on the owner of the copyright, without the permission, authorisation or license of the owner, than it is violation of copyright. Violation is not confined to literal or exact repetition or reproduction, it also includes the modes in which the matter of any work may be adopted, imitated, transferred or reproduced. The question of violation of copyright is not one quantity but of quality and value. It is to be noted that in case of violation of copyright, before leveling the charge of plagiarism against defendant it must be shown that the defendant has taken considerable portion of the matter from the original and have made an unfair use of the protective mark. The two works must be scrutinized meticulously and not hypercritically. The court observed in a particular case pertaining to violation of copyright that it is the intellectual production of the author which can be protected through copyright and not the form which such production ultimately takes. It is to be noted that innocence cannot be considered as a defence for violation of copyright. A person cannot claim the defense of innocence if he has been charged for violation of copyright.