RadioandMusic
| 23 Sep 2020
Govt to initiate action against fake copyright website

NEW DELHI: Denying that the website copyright.in was an official website, the government today said action was being initiated to block the website and initiate legal proceedings.

The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) of the Commerce & Industry Ministry said that the authorised and authentic website is www.copyright.gov.in and only this website should be used for any copyright registration and other related issues on copyright.

The matter has already been referred to the ministries concerned to block the fake website and the false impression it is creating by claiming to be the official website of the copyright registration office in India and inviting applications for protection of the various works - literary, artistic, dramatic, musical, sound recording and cinematographic films, along with relevant evidence. This claim is totally fraudulent and creating confusion among general public, say officials.

The DIPP and Copyright Office have no relation with this website. Hence, all concerned are advised that they should not make any payment or submit application forms on-line or otherwise take any service relating to copyright registration or any other activity relating to copyright through this website. The DIPP or Copyright Office will not be responsible for any damages or loss in this regard.