How to apply for Copyright

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Requirements for Registration

Original musical, literary, artistic, audio visual works, sound recordings and broadcasts shall be eligible for copyright protection.

 

Procedures for Registering Copyright Works

To be accepted for registration

  • The work must be of original authorship. This means that the work must not have been copied from somebody or anywhere else.
  • A prescribed application form must be obtained from the Copyright & Traditional Knowledge Division.
  • The applicant must submit the application form together with one copy of the work.
  • The work must be in tangible form including digital form for example CD, DVD, books, etc.

 

The following information is also required:

  • Applicant”s Details
  • Certified Identity Document
  • Details of the Copyrighted Work
  • Authorship/Artist Details
  • Production/Publication Details