Copyright Clerk


Minimum Any Graduation

Will be updated

The tasks a Copyright Clerk is expected to perform include:

Examining the script of radio and television musical programmes prior to broadcasting to ascertain that permission has been secured for use of copyrighted materials

Investigating musical compositions as to who the author, owner and publisher are to verify that license has been granted to the company to use the programmed material and to arrange for payment to the copyright owner

Examining musical arrangements to determine whether they constitute an infringement on other copyrighted arrangements

Knowledge of laws, legal codes, guidelines and policies

Skilled in examining the script of music

In-depth knowledge of the copyrighted material and preventing their inappropriate use

Skilled in investigating record labels and musical compositions

Skilled in issuing show cause notice to the offender

Knowledge of all the legal actions that need to be taken in case of any violation

Not applicable

Good communication



Attention to detail


It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Courts usually work for 5/6 days a week and 7/8 hours everyday. This may vary from court to court

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on the eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 10,000 to INR 50,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trend of the Legal Industry in India

India's legal services industry is growing at a rate of about 40% per annum. India?s legal profession is the world?s second largest, with more than 600,000 lawyers in more than 500 legal practices nationwide. In 2010, the total value of the Indian legal market was estimated to be approximately US$ 1.25 billion. Indian law firms are looking beyond national borders, taking part in major international deals and working out arrangements for sustained work through referral and best-friend arrangements with international law firms.

At one time it was easy for the music industry and artists to keep control of their intellectual property. Records were sold and royalties could be taken from a share in that sale. Radio broadcasts were easy to monitor and royalties were received whenever a certain track was aired. As technology has progressed, legal questions have been raised as to how to enforce copyright laws. MP3 is a reasonably quick and simple way to receive music tracks in an electronic format and what worries the music industry is that it has no control over it whatsoever. While this situation is bad enough for the music industry, it has been made worse by the arrival of software which facilitates the easy exchange of music files between the software's users. Therefore, those with a career as Copyright Clerks have a bright future, and opportunities are only going to rise in coming time.

State Government

Cities and towns across India