Advantage of Copyright Registration

Imagine, after all your hard work and creativity someone else claims to be the owner of the piece of work, or infringes exact piece of art demanding all the credit! Isn't it exhausting and frustrating? to avoid such situations its always important to register a copyright.

The following are several advantages of copyright registration;

  • It permits the right to sue an infringer in federal court, in case the owner holds a copyright which is obtained after registration. The copyright owner has the right to oppose any offender who claims the ownership of that particular work.
  • Fundamentally, copyright is a private right and depends on an individual in which way he/she wants to implement or use the copyright. It is flexible in nature and is not mandatory to be utilized in the work and can also be assigned to others by the owners.
  • Another advantage is benefitting by selling or transferring the copyright. In case any third party wants the copyright then the initial owner has the privilege of deciding whether to sell/transfer the copyright or not.
  • The owner can do any deal/agreement while transferring or selling the copyright to the other.
  • Copyright safeguards authentic & original work, if the owner is not registered then its easy to exploit the intellectual works without paying any royalties or compensation to the owner of the work.
  • It encourages enterprise and creates a favorable climate which in a way stimulates economic activity.
  • The copyright is a reward to the creators for their intellectual & original work, which gives them recognition in the market.
  • A public record is maintained by creating a copyright and it is concrete proof that you are the only owner of the creative work and any third part interference is not entertained.
  • The copyright owners are given the following rights:
    1. Copyright owners can either exercise themselves using the copyright or authorize the doing of any of the following:
    2. Reproducing the work in any tangible form & storing it in any medium by electronic means.
    3. Issuing copies of the work to the public not being copies already in publication.
    4. Performing the work in public, or communicate it to the public to make any translation or adaptation of the work.
    5. Selling or transferring, or offer for sale or hire a copy regardless of whether such copy has been sold or given on hire on earlier occasions.

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