Indian Bare Acts

THE COPYRIGHT ACT, 1957

Title : THE COPYRIGHT ACT, 1957

Year : 1957



1 [***]2[Designs Act, 2000].-

(1 ) Copyright shall not subsist under this Act in any design which is registered under the 1 [***] 2*[Designs Act, 2000 (16 of 2000)].

(2 ) Copyright in any design, which is capable of being registered under the 1 [***] 2*[Designs Act, 2000 (16 of 2000)], but which has not been so registered, shall cease as soon as any article to which the design has been applied has been reproduced more than fifty times by an industrial process by the owner of the copyright, or, with his licence, by any other person.
 
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1. The words "Indian Patents and" omitted by Act 23 of1983, sec. 7 w.e.f. 9-8-1984.

2. Substituted by the Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012 (Act No. 27 of 2012) w.e.f. 21.06.2012 for the following : - "Designs Act, 1911 (2 of 1911)"
 
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No person shall be entitled to copyright or any similar right in any work, whether published or unpublished, otherwise than under and in accordance with the provisions of this Act or of any other for the time being in force, but nothing in this section shall be construed as abrogating any right or jurisdiction to restrain a breach of trust or confidence.

Last updated on July, 2016

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