NEW DELHI: A separate Copyright office and a permanent Copyright Board is being set up to provide better services to the authors, performers and creators of various works.
This was stated by Human Resource Development Minister M M Pallam Raju here while unveiling the logo of the Copyright Office and launching the web portal with e-filing facility for Copyright Registration.
The website of the Ministry of Human Resources Development’s IPR Chairs was also launched. Higher Education Secretary Ashok Thakur was also present.
Dr. Raju said the logo for the Copyright office will establish a unique identity for this office and will create a distinct relationship with the public. The interactive copyright web portal having facility of e-filing of applications with payment gateway is going to be the major step in delivering public services in a more efficient and effective manner.
He added that the Ministry has already initiated the process for ‘online search facility’ for the users to see the details of works registered since 1958. This will eliminate wasteful expenditure and will save time and energy on long travels to come to Copyright Office in Delhi to search the Copyright register.
Similarly, e-filing facility for registration of ISBN numbers is going to be operational in the current year and will assist the authors and publishers in getting prompt services.