India: Copyright Office gets digitized

September 18, 2017

In an attempt to make India digitized and improving transparency, the Copyright Office would be publishing, on its website, applications for registration, particulars of work entered under section 45, correction of every entry made in the Register under section 49 and rectification order under section 50 of the Copyright Act, 1957.

The online availability of the aforesaid information in respect of Copyright applications would provide opportunity to the public at large to view such information which was earlier viewable only on inspection of register at the Copyright Office and thereby improve transparency.

Through a public notice the Copyright Office stated that every publication shall be treated as a notice to every person who claims or has interest in the subject matter of Copyright or has dispute regarding the said application and the said application would be examined if no objection is received within 30 days.

The public notice further stated that, if no work or documents are received after issuance of notice then such application would be treated as abandoned.

The Copyright Office would be publishing the list of such applications on first Friday of every month.

Said public notice dated August 31, 2017 and September 01, 2017 are available
here and here.

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