Information Type: Judicial Information
Date of Judgment(s): 0000-00-00
Subject: Criminal Law
Form Title: Copy Right Registration Form
Form Number: Nil
Agency: Government Of India Ministry Of Human Resource Development (Department. Of Education)
Case Note / Description :

Would you kindly refer to your letter dated …………………… enquiring about the procedure for the registration of Copyrights.  Section 44 of the Copyright Act, 1957 (14 of 1957) provide for the registration of all works in which copyright subsists. Chapter IV of the Copyright Rules, 1956 sets out the procedure for the registration of a work. These Rules have been amended by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (Department of Education) Notification No.GSR 602(E) published in the Gazette of India (extraordinary) Part III, Section 3, Sub Section (i) dated 10-8-1984, copies of the Act and Rules can be obtained from the Manager of Publications, Publication Branch, Civil Lines, Delhi or his authorized dealers on payment. (The Copyright Rules have been further amended vide Gazette Notification GSR(E) dated 27th April, 1992). The procedure for registration is as follows:  a) Application for registration is to be made on Form IV (including Statement of Particulars and Statement of Further Particulars) as prescribed in the first schedule to the Rules, as amended;  b) Separate applications should be made for registration of each work;  c) Each application should be accompanied by the requisite fee prescribed in the second schedule to the Rules, as amended; and  d) The applications should be signed by the applicant and if he has an advocate in whose favour a Vakalatnama or Power of Attorney has been executed, should also be signed by the Advocate. 

Indian Copy Right Act, 1957

Copy Right Rules, 1958

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