COPYRIGHTS: OVERVIEW AND TRENDS
Intellectual property is an evolving discipline associated with creation and utilization of rational or innovative work. Copyright is an intellectual property in the form of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and cinematograph films and sound recordings that gives the creator a bundle of rights including adaptation and translation of the work, rights of reproduction and communication to the public. The paper deals with various aspects of copyrights such as functioning of Copyright Office, Exclusive Rights in different works, Copyright Societies, remedies against copyright infringement, etc. and examines the trends in copyrights since the transfer of Copyright Registry from Ministry of HRD to DIPP in 2016-17. The applications filed for Copyright have shown an increasing trend. During the year 2017-18, filing of applications has increased by 7.4% and number of applications examined increased by 92.7% as compared to 2016-17. Further, during 2017-18, there has been remarkable progress in copyright registrations which increased by 456%, whereas final disposal of applications increased by 631%, as compared to last year. During the year 2018-19, filing of applications has increased by 2.29% as compared to 2017-18. Due to computerization and re-engineering of registration processes, performance in Copyright Office has immensely improved.
Copyrights, Copyright Office, Copyright Societies, Intellectual property