It has become compulsory to do copyright registration and to obtain certificate of copyright from International Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights Organization (ICRIPRO).
Note: In the recent decision, from 1st January 2020 all the Book Publishing houses, Distributing houses and Authors, those who fully own or partly own their copyright and/or would use the copyright symbol or having ISBN and /or ISBN barcode in their Book has to mandatorily obtain a certificate of Copyright from INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS ORGANIZATION (ICRIPRO), if the Book has been published internationally more than one country or in any international Platform.
INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS ORGANIZATION (ICRIPRO) will strictly look after every copyright violation and will also look after the unfair trade practices or malpractices by Publishing and distributing houses. A proper record of Royalty payment for each and every Author against their Copyright certificate has to be given and would be updated to INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS ORGANIZATION (ICRIPRO).
Copyright Registration For Books and literary works - ONE BOOKS ONLY
Copyright Registration For Books and literary works - MULTIPLE BOOKS
Copyright Registration For –
Computer programs, Databases, Website (CODE – C59)
Films, Musical compositions, and Choreography (CODE – C60)
Artistic works such as Book Covers, illustrations, paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture, architecture, advertisements, maps, and technical drawings (CODE – C61)
Audio Book (CODE- AUDIO BK)
What does a Certificate of Copyright Registration Contains?
- Certificate of Registration contains authorship information, ISBN, Date of registration & expiration (if exists)
- Four boxes containing alpha-numeric digits. The First box CRI i.e. Copyright Registration Identification of three digits, Second box IN i.e. Identification Number of four digits, Third box UPN i.e. Unique Port Number of four digits, Last box IM i.e. Impression of four digits.
- A QR code with scannable details to obtain the information in real time.