Shri Kapil Sibal, Union Minister of Human Resource Development launched a new Portal of the Copyright Office which includes a facility of on-line filing of copyright applications, here today. Also present on the occasion were Shri R.P. Agrawal, Secretary (HE) and Shri Amit Khare, Joint Secretary, Department of Higher Education.
Besides the facility of filing the applications on-line, this Portal will provide detailed information about registration process, Act and Rules, Enforcement of Copyright, Copyright Societies and financial assistance to organizations for copyright awareness.
The Portal also contains information about cases filed in the Copyright Board and their meeting dates for hearing of cases in their respective zones. Information about IPR Chairs and their activities is also provided in the new Portal.
This is the first phase of modernization of Copyright. In the second phase, the entire records of the Copyright Registration, since 1958, will be digitalized and uploaded on the Portal for enabling users to easily search the entire register of copyrights.