The copyright protection act 1957 is followed by the whole of India. It came in to force by the Central Government by notification in the official gazette. The main objective of the copyright act is to give protection to the owner or the creator. The earliest statue law in India relating to copyright is the Indian copyright act of 1847 passed during the east India Company’s regime. The Indian copyright act of 1914 was a modified version of the British copyright act of 1911.
The copyright act 1957 is the primary legislation dealing with the protection of copyright in India. It contains 79 sections and it is supplemented by the copyright rules of 1958. The protection act defines various terms such as author, artistic work, literary work, dramatic work, cinematography films, sound recordings, broadcasting, public undertaking, government work, works of international organization, music piracy, exclusive license, ownership, term of copyright … Read More