Copyright allows authors, artists, and other creators of original works to create works without fear of someone else copying and profiting from their work. It helps establish ownership and protect works of art like books, software, music, video recordings, artwork and more. Copyright comes into existence as soon as the work is created and no formality is required to be completed for acquiring copyright protection. The work is already protectable through the International Copyright Order, 1999. India is a member of the Berne Convention as well as the Universal Copyright Convention. Therefore work created in other member states is accorded protection in India as well.
However, it is advisable to apply for registration of copyright in India as the certificate of registration of copyright and the entries made therein serve as prima facie evidence in a court of law with reference to dispute relating to ownership of copyright.