For an artist, it’s important to be known, to be inspiration for others. But in this world, original ideas are hard to come by. If you’ve got one, then there is something else trying to steal it from you. This leads to infringers passing off other’s materials as their own. If you yourself don’t want to deal with these infringers, you must get your artistic/literary or other creation copyrighted.
The rights granted under copyright law will protect your ownership, and give you motivation to move forward and create more art.
What is copyright?
In legal terms, a copyright is “the exclusive and assignable legal right, given to the originator for a fixed number of years, to print, publish, perform, film or record literary, artistic, or musical material”
To put the above matter simply, it’s a legal right given to the author of literary/artistic/cinematographic/music or any other works to:
- Exclusively use these works.
- Sell these works.
- Reproduce these works.
- Or license these works to others.
Without copyright, there is no way of knowing who created what creation. Copyright protection in India is especially important to understand because in this land of culture and artistic delights, copyrights hold a special importance.
Rights of a copyright holder
While a touched a little bit upon the rights of a copyright holder in the previous point, here are the 5 rights that a copyright owner can enjoy in a bit more detail:
- The right to reproduce his/her own original work.
- The right to use his/her own original work to create more derivative work.
- The right to distribute the copy of his/her work either freely or for sale.
- The right to rent his/her work to others.
- The right to perform his/her work in front of an audience.
- The right to publicly display his/her work in front of an audience.
Copyright registration in India has given a chance for many creators, authors and artists to come forward with their creations and dazzle our worlds. If you are one of those artists and what to continue to do so, don’t be afraid of reaching out to our copyright experts. We are capable and we will establish that your creation belongs to you.