Have you been thinking of publishing a memoir? Well, this can happen faster than you think. Second thing that comes to your mind is Copyright, what if someone uses the stuff you have written, how can you protect your work?
Here, are the answers to some of basic questions for you. If there is anything more you want to know or need any help regarding copyright? Just log on to www.privatedetectives.in,
Copyright is used to describe the right a writer/ creator has over his/her works (The symbol © implies copyright). It is an intellectual property right. The minute you write and publish something, you have the copyright by default! Though, it is formalized by registering.
Copyright protects by law any literary, dramatic, artistic and musical work including films, soundtracks, and computer programs. Copyright means the exclusive right to reproduce, translate or adapt the work for public dissemination and performance by any means. Once published, you enjoy copyright to your work during your lifetime and your heirs have the rights for another 60 years. You can choose to transfer your complete, partial or territorial rights as per your priorities.
The Indian Copyright Act empowers the authors by providing moral rights also; Moral rights are rights of the author even after he has transferred his copyrights for business purposes.
They allow an author to claim damages in case of distortion of facts, modification, mutilation of his work or any disrepute or dishonor. Moral rights can be exercised when one observes gross violation of the literary work. It varies across countries. India empowers authors by providing the moral rights.
If someone violates your copyright the first step would be to check if it was out of sheer ignorance and remind them to rectify the mistake but if he continues without your permission, then you can hire our Services, we are the pioneers and have ample experience of over nineteen years and are one of India’s best Copyright Raids Agency.
If the other party is non conciliatory and maximizing profit on your work, then it is an outright criminal offence. You may lodge an official police complaint. For more on that refer to Section 63 of the Copyright Act.