Copyright is a type of intellectual property that protects original works of authorship as soon as an author fixes the work in a tangible form of expression.
Copyright Registration helps the author to protect the original expression of an idea in the form of some creative work, but not the idea itself. Also, it helps in preventing unlawful use of the original work and rewards creativity.
Benefits of Copyright Registration:
£ It creates a public record of the ownership of copyright holder.
£ If registration is done in a short span or at any time prior to an infringement of copyrighted work, the owner can legally claim statutory damages in a high court.
£ It motivates creator to work for more intellectual and creative works.
£ It would be easy for the owner to market and publicize his creation to maintain a flowing presence of himself and his company in the market.
£ It becomes possible for the owner to openly exhibit, sell or pass on the rights of the work to other persons with copyright protection.
£ Copyrights generate an intellectual property which can be easily sold, mortgaged, contracted or franchised with required permission of owners as a tradable asset.
£ Copyrights privileges to the owner to freely work with copyrighted work in other countries and vice versa.
£ Organizations can freely market their copyrighted work in supporting documents, brochures, and other advertising media which further stimulates their economic activities.
Rights of Copyright to creators:
£ Rights of reproduction of works,
£ Rights of communication to public,
£ Adaptation of work,
£ Translation of the work.
Works covered under Copyright Registration:
£ Artistic Works,
£ Producers of Cinematographs Films,
£ Music Voice Recordings,
£ Literary Works,
£ Musical Works,
£ Dramatic works,
£ Pantomimes and choreographic works,
£ Pictorial, graphic and audiovisual works,
£ Sound Recordings,
£ Architectural plans, drawings and actual buildings.