Copyright as the name suggests arose as an exclusive right of the author to copy the literature produced by him and stop others from doing so. More so it is a right given by the law to creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and producers of cinematograph films and sound recordings. In fact, it is a bundle of rights including, inter alia, rights of reproduction, communication to the public, adaptation and translation of the work


Fees generally ranges in the range of Rs. 500/- to Rs. 40,000/-.
The term of copyrights is as under:
• In case of literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works enjoy copyright protection for the life time of the author plus 60 years beyond i.e. 60 years after his death. In case of joint authorship, the term of copyright is in reference to the author who dies last.

• In the case of copyright in posthumous, anonymous and pseudonymous works, photographs, cinematograph films, sound recordings, works of Government, public undertaking and international organisations, the term of protection is 60 years from the beginning of the calendar year next following the year in which the work has been first published.

• If any performer appears or engages in any performance, he has a special right in relation to such performance called performers right to be enjoyed for a period of fifty years.

• Copyright act has given special right to every broadcasting organisation known as broadcast reproduction right in respect of its broadcasts. This right is to be enjoyed by every broadcasting organisation for a period of twenty-five years from the beginning of the calendar year next following the year in which the broadcast is made.
The creators of original content who want to protect their work from copycats must apply for Copyright. Authors, Designers, Artists, Writers, Choreographers, Poets, Musicians or any Company which employs these creators to get original content created can apply Copyright in its own name.
You can use © mark as soon as content is created, however it is safe to use once the Copyright application is filed and you receive acknowledgement receipt.
Copyright exists for life time of the creator plus 60 years after the death of creator. The validity of copyright registration is lifelong plus 60 years after the death of creator. After 60 years from the death of the creator it will be open to general public to imitate or reproduce the content freely.
Yes, as per the wishes of the owner of the intellectual property, copyright can be sold.
Copyright registration is needed to secure your original work from fraud or anyone taking unfair advantage. Having copyright over your original work gives proof that this particular work belongs to you only.
The use of the copyright symbol is also similar to the use of the trademark symbol, as work does not need to be registered to use it. You can place the copyright symbol on any original piece of work you have produced.
There is no way to search about existing copyrights. A proper research on the internet might provide you the solutions.
If someone is using your content without your permission, you shall send him/her legal notice.