Copyright Registration

Copyright Registration

Copyright registration can be obtained for original works of art, literature, books, music, films, cds and computer programs.

It covers the following:

  • Literary works such as books, literature, technical drawings, computer programs, computer databases
  • Musical works or Audio Visual work
  • Artistic works including logos, photographs, pictures

Term of Copyright

Copyright registration is valid for 60 years plus life time of the author/artist who created the work.

Advantages of copyright registration

  • By registering your copyright work, you create a public record of your work and a concrete proof that you are the owner of the creative work
  • If someone copies your work, you can sue them for copyright infringement

Copyright owners have the exclusive right to either do or authorize the doing of any of the following:

  • to reproduce the work in any material form including the storing of it in any medium┬áby electronic means
  • to issue copies of the work to the public not being copies already in publication
  • to perform the work in public, or communicate it to the public to make any translation or adaptation of the work
  • to sell or give on hire, or offer for sale or hire a copy regardless of whether such copy has been sold or given on hire on earlier occasions

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