Registration of Creative Works under Copyright Act


A total of 30,545 applications have been received for registration with the Copyright Office, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development under the Copyright Act, 1957 during the last 2 years. Out of these, 9,478 applications have been registered till date. At present 21,167 applications are pending for registration.


The Copyright Act 1957 and the Copyright Rules 1958 do not provide any fixed time-frame for registration of such creative works. However, as per the Rule 16 (4) of Copyright Rules, 1958 if no objection is received within 30 days of the receipt of the application, the same is registered.

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