FAQ

C1: Is copyright protected in India?
Yes.

C2: What types of items are protected by copyright law in India?
All types.

C3: What is the length of protection of a copyright in India?
The duration of protection in respect of published literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works is the lifetime of the author plus sixty years following his/her death. It varies in respect of other works.

C4: Is registration of a copyright compulsory?
No.

C5: What kind of sanctions does your copyright law provide against infringers?
Civil and criminal.

C6: Are there any limitations of copyright in your jurisdictions?
In most cases no.

C7: Must transfer agreements be recorded?
Not compulsory, but recommendable. No consequences.

C8: Must license agreements be recorded?
Not compulsory, but recommendable. No consequences.

C9: Are there any consequences of non-recordal of agreements?
No.

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