Munshi Giri

Copyright Registration

Copyright registration in India gives monetary rights and benefits to the original creators of literature, art, music, sound recordings, cinematographed films and broadcasts. This enables the creators to make money from their creation by making copies, performing in public, broadcasting, and issuing its copies to the public for various other online uses. Copyright is automatically created at the moment when creator creates something. But, the act of copyright registration in India is important as it gives the creator a legal right in public so that others cannot exploit the creator’s work.

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the process

Copyright Registration Process

Day 1 - 2

  • Discussion and collection of basic Information
  • Provide required documents

Day 3 - 5

  • Drafting of Documents by Professionals
    Verification of documents
  • Preparation of the application and Vakalatnama
  • Form filing of for Copyright Application online

Day 6 - 12

  • Physical submission of payment acknowledgment receipt,
  • prescribed forms in triplicate copies to the Copyright Registry.

Documents Required for Copyright Registration in India


Details of the Applicant

Name, Address & Nationality of the Applicant (Certificate of Registration must be provided for a body corporate)


Nature of Interest

Nature of the Applicant’s Interest in the Copyright i.e. if the applicant is the original creator or a representative of the creator


Details About the Work

i.e. Type & Description of the Work, Title of the Work or URL Language of the Work


The Date of Publication

The date when your creative work was first published


What can be Registered as a Copyright?

An original creation which is in a tangible form, i.e. a DVD or a book or a painting

Literary works: books, computer programs, and any other type of compilations. Online writing, such as a blog or series of articles

Musical works and sound recordings including lyrics cinematographed films.

Artistic works: including maps and architectural plans, graphics, sculptures, paintings, etc.


Benefit of Copyright Registration

Prima Facie Evidence

Copyright protection provides a prima facie evidence in case if the litigation arises. The proof is essential to attest to anything in the court of law; hence copyright registration is very beneficial for creators.

Public Record

When the registration of copyright is done, a definite public record is created that helps the original creator to establish his ownership over the said copyright.

Protection Extended Even After Creator's Death

Copyright’s protection is not restricted up to the original creators’ life span; its validity is longer than any other intellectual property. It is secured for the creators’ lifespan and 60 years after his/her death.

For Filing a Case For Infringement

An individual cannot sue for copyright infringement unless he/she has a registered copyright. Registration gives the copyright holder the official right to file for infringement and claim for damages.