Indian Copyright Statistics-July and August 2021

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A compilation of the statistics for the Indian copyright applications during the months of July-August  2021, is given below.


In the month of August 2021 there has been a decrease of 7%  in the total number of copyright applications filed, as compared to the month of July 2021. A total of  3364 applications were filed in July 2021 and a total of 3127 applications were filed in August 2021.  The majority of applications were filed for literary/ dramatic works in both July and August.

Sr.NoType of WorkNumber of Applications Filed in the Month of July 2021Number of Applications Filed in the Month of August 2021ChangePercentage Change
1Literary/ Dramatic Work
18891373516Decrease of 27%
2Artistic Work76267686Decrease of 11%
3Cinematograph Work22264Increase of 18%
4Sound Recording495810315Increase of 63%
5Software 1651569Decrease of 5%
6Music 316837Increase of 119%
Total33643127237Decrease of 7%
Authored and compiled by Neharika Vhatkar (Associate, BananaIP Counsels)

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