Please note once once the book is publised itself, he owns a copyright. You need not register for a copyright to subsist in a work, unlike a trade mark and patent. But to support themselves from any infrigment, people still register for copyright because late while fighting infrigment suit, they can claim damages.
Ms.Rema, pl go through the relevant provisions of the Copyright Act and Rules for the required information. Let's not discuss all the procedures here, since our profession needs earning to support our families - in this high cost world. This forum is meant for public to ask questions on legal affairs and not between lawyers inter se.
Iam sorry if your comment is correct. I feel that there is no harm in discussing the formalities in this forum, if majority of the members are intended to discuss the same here. Or as a club or association of professionals, what is the use of all these. Now this is a period of popular RTA Act. If anybody wants the relevent informations can be have from the Concerned department. So If some others are also supporting you, I agree. Othewise, we can take your comment as your comment. Sorry if Iam wrong.
In between of warm discussion, I like to say that question is really new and interesting, I think these kind of question enhance knowledge of legal practitioner. With the help from search engines I try to answer ur question, which goes as follows:
Requisites for filing a copyright application
Name, address and nationality of the applicant
Name, address and nationality of the author of the work
Nature of applicant’s interest in the copyright i.e. OWNER / LICENSEE etc.
Title of the work
A declaration signed by the author (if different from the applicant)
Language of the work
Whether the work is published or unpublished
If the work is published, year and country of first publication and name, address and nationality of the publisher
Year and countries of subsequent publications, if any
Name, address and nationality of any other person authorized to assign or license the rights in the copyright
Power of attorney for the firm
Six hard copies of the work and three soft copies
(For computer programs – 3 copies of the program on CD ROMs.)