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Copyright Quote

“The beauty of Copyright law is it protects you and it provides you the opportunity to honour others”

Peter Smith

Copyright Statistics

There is an increase of 10% in the total number of copyright applications filed last week as compared to the previous week. A total of 386 applications were filed for copyright registration during the last week. The majority of applications were filed for literary works and artistic works.

S. No Type of Work Number of Applications filed in the Previous Week

(14th January, 2019 to 20th       January, 2019)

Number of Applications filed in the Recent Week

(21st January, 2019 to 27th       January, 2019)

Change Percentage Change
1. Literary Work 202 213 11 Increase of 5%
2. Musical Work 4 4 0 No Change
3. Artistic Work 114 123 9 Increase of 8%
4. Cinematograph Film 8 2 6 Decrease of 75%
5. Sound Recording 4 13 9 Increase of 225%
6. Software 18 31 13 Increase of 72%
Total 350 386 36 Increase of 10%


Indian Copyright News

Gujarat Court: Singer Can Perform Song Live

Earlier this year, a trial court in Gujarat had passed an ex-parte stay order against singer Kinjal Dave in a copyright suit filed by Red Ribbon Entertainment, restraining her from using and singing the song ‘Char Char Bangadi Wari Gadi’. Red Ribbon had alleged that the words and the musical notation of Dave’s song was a copy of one of its songs. Dave had challenged the ex-parte order in the Gujarat High Court, which recently granted her relief by lifting the stay o