How to file copyright.

In exercise of the authority granted by section 34 of the Copyright Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2001, the Department of Intellectual Property adopted the Voluntary Deposit and Registration System (VDRS) of Copyright and Related rights Works in 2012. Therefore, the Department records to maintain a register of rights, issue certificates to rights owners, and adopt rules and guidelines for the proper implementation of the VDRS. The VDRS was launched to facilitate the author & owners to establish prima-facie evidence of authorship and ownership of rights over their works that will assist them in times of litigation. In this context, registration is seen as protecting economic rights to curtail rampant piracy in the market. In addition, it helps to identify the works and their corresponding authors registered with the office and facilitate access to and use of copyrighted works.