Registration of Copyright is not mandatory in Bangladesh. Any work is protect-able under the Copyright Act 2000. However registration of copyright will be fruitful to proof of copyright against the possible infringement, piracy in future. Due to the registration of copyright, it is sufficient to enter into any licensing, agreement with others in order to full enjoy of exclusive right of copyright.


Literary- Book, pamphlet, article, thesis, lectures, computer programs etc. Artistic- Architectural design, photography, painting, sculpture, woodcarving, lithography, work of applied art, illustration, map, plan etc. Musical- Musical notation with or without words, sound recording etc. Dramatic- Drama, dramatic music, dumb show, performance etc.

Time Frame for Filing to Registration of Copyright: Normally 2 to 3 months.

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