Copyright Registration can be obtained for works of literature, art, music, audio-visual and computer programming. It gives the creator an ownership and rights to sell, reproduce, etc. his/her works. The copyright ownership can also be held by an individual who commissioned a particular work. The validity of a copyright registration is for a lifetime of the author/artist plus 60 years.
Benefits of Copyright Registration
Establishes a public record of the copyright holder’s ownership and enables copyright holders to sue infringers in court. This gives a solid legal protection in sectors affected by piracy.
Copyright owners have the exclusive right to either to do or authorize the doing to reproduce, storing in any medium, issue copies, perform or communicate, translate, adapt, sell or give on hire, or offer for sale or hire a copy.
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