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Copyright board introduces e-filing for registration of changes in particulars of Copyright entered in the register of copyrights

Authored by Padma Akila

On 17th December 2020, the Copyright office (CO) released a Public Notice, wherein it has introduced a new e-filing facility for registration of changes in particulars of copyright entered in the register of copyrights through form XV. The CO in its notice has stated that in its endeavour to enhance transparency and digital empowerment of users it has decided to introduce this e-filing facility.

Users may choose the “Change in RoC (Form XV)” option under the head ‘e-filing of application’ in ‘online services’ available at the CO’s official website. This much needed convenience provided by the CO at the time of a global pandemic is expected have a positive effect towards all the users who can now record any changes in the particulars of a copyright ownership electronically, which will also lead to efficient management of copyright portfolios. The Notice also gives payment details of Change in Particulars (Form XV), relevant documents to be submitted along with the Application and a detailed step by step, picturised guidelines for filing Change in particulars (Form XV). This public notice can be accessed on https://copyright.gov.in/Documents/PublicNotice47.pdf 

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