New Delhi: The Commerce Ministry on Thursday cautioned that the website www.Copyright.In does not represent the copyright registration office of India.
It has come to the notice of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) that the website - ww.Copyright.In - is creating a false impression that it is the official website of the copyright registration office.
It was inviting applications for protection of various works -- literary, artistic, dramatic, musical, sound recordings and cinematographic films along with its evidences, the ministry said in a statement.
"This claim is totally fraudulent and creating confusion among general public," it said, adding that "DIPP and the Copyright Office have no relation with this website".
All concerned are advised that they should not make any payment or submit application forms online or otherwise take any service relating to copyright registration through this website, it said.
DIPP or the office will not be responsible for any damage or loss in this regard, it said adding that "the authorised and authentic copyright office website is www.Copyright.Gov.In".
For any copyright registration and other related issues, only this website should be used.
"The matter has already been referred to the concerned ministries to block the fake website - www.Copyright.In and initiate legal action," it said.