Copyright registration grants a set of rights to the work, including reproduction, public communication, adaptation, and translation.
Any works relating to literature, theatre, music, art, film, or sound recordings are eligible for copyright registration. The copyright statute grants copyrights to three primary categories of works, each of which has a unique right.
The copyright for books, music, paintings, sculptures, and other creative works includes original literary, dramatic, musical, and aesthetic works.
Another category of copyright that includes any type of visual recording on any medium is cinematography. Within the copyright laws, recordings of sounds fall under the category of "sound recordings," regardless of the medium on which they are generated, or the process used to create the sound.
Obtaining Copyright Registration Has Benefits It Offers Legal Protection
When their work is copied without permission, the creators are protected by the law. It is much simpler to defend the original work against infringement when a copyright is registered.
Copyright registration establishes ownership of the creative work and creates a public record of the work.
The right to reproduce, distribute, adapt, and translate the work belongs to the owner of the registered copyright.
Validity of Copyright Protection
The typical duration of copyright protection is 60 years. In the case of original literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, the 60-year period commences with the author's death year. In the case of cinematographic films, sound recordings, images, posthumous publications, anonymous and pseudonymous publications, works of government, and activities of international organisations, the 60 years are measured from the date of publication.