Hoshiar Singh, a 1994 batch officer of the Indian Telecom Services, was on 7 June 2017 appointed as Registrar of Copyrights for a period of five years. His appointment was approved by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).
The Office of Copyrights works under the aegis of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.
About Office of Copyrights
• The Copyrights Office was established under Section 9 of the Indian Copyright Act, 1957.
• The Office of Copyrights is mandated to protect the music and film industry besides addressing its concerns.
• The office falls under the immediate control of a Registrar of Copyrights.
• The Registrar of Copyrights is appointed by the Union Government and is required to function under the superintendence and directions of the government.