Indian Copyright Statistics- March and April 2022

A compilation of the statistics for the Indian copyright applications during the months of March and April 2022, is given below.


There is a decrease of 14% in the total number of copyright applications filed for the month of April 2022 as compared to the month of March 2022. A total of 2586 applications were filed in the month of March 2022 and a total of 2235 applications were filed in the month of April 2022. The majority of applications were filed for literary/dramatic works. of WorkNumber of Applications Filed in the Month of March 2022Number of Applications Filed in the Month of April 2022Change Percentage Change
1Literary/ Dramatic Work17181549169Decrease of 9.9%
2Artistic Work44935891Decrease of 20%
3Cinematograph Work703040Decrease of 57%
4Sound Recording369256Increase of 155%
5Software28819197Decrease of 33%
6Music251510Decrease of 40%
Total25862235351Decrease of 14%

Authored and compiled by Neharika Vhatkar (Associate, BananaIP Counsels)

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