Indian Copyright Statistics-March to May 2021

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

MARCH AND APRIL 2021

In the month of April 2021 there has been a decrease of 4% in the total number of copyright applications filed, as compared to the month of March 2021. A total of 2275 applications were filed in March 2021 and a total of 2187 filed in April 2021. The majority of applications were filed for literary/ dramatic works, in both March and April.

Sr.NoType of WorkNumber of Applications Filed in the Month of March 2021Number of Applications Filed in the Month of April 2021ChangePercentage Change
1Literary/ Dramatic Work
15141114400Decrease of 26.42%
2Artistic Work71466351Decrease of 7.14%
3Cinematograph Work843945Decrease of 53.57%
4Sound Recording2312365Increase of 2.16%
5Software 214113101Decrease 47.2 %
6Music 18 224Increase of 22.22%
Total2275218788Decrease of 4%

APRIL AND MAY 2021

In the month of May 2021 there has been a decrease of 94% in the total number of copyright applications filed, as compared to the month of April 2021. A total of 2187 applications were filed in April 2021 and a total of 212 filed in May 2021.  The majority of applications were filed for literary/ dramatic works in April and for artistic works in May.

Sr.NoType of WorkNumber of Applications Filed in the Month of April 2021Number of Applications Filed in the Month of May 2021Change Percentage Change
1Literary/ Dramatic Work1114251089Decrease of 98%
2Artistic Work66390573Decrease of 86%
3Cinematograph Work39039Decrease of 100%
4Sound Recording2363233Decrease of 99%
5Software1133110Decrease of 97%
6Music22022Decrease of 100%
Total21871212066Decrease of 94%

 

Authored and compiled by Neharika Vhatkar (Associate, BananaIP Counsels) and Swastika Sengupta (Legal Intern)

The Copyright Statistics Bulletin is brought to you by the Copyright and Trademark Division of BananaIP Counsels, a Top IP Firm in India. If you have any questions, or need any clarifications, please write to contact@bananaip.com  with the subject: Copyright Statistics.

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