INDIAN COPYRIGHT ACT, 1957
INDIAN COPYRIGHT ACT, 1957
CHAPTER My spouse and i Preliminary [4th Summer, 1957] An Take action to revise and combine the law associated with copyright. Be it enacted simply by Parliament inside the Eighth Yr of the Republic of India as follows: 1 ) Short subject, extent and commencement. -(1) This Take action may be called the Copyright Act, 1957. (2) That extends to the entire of India. (3) This shall come into force on such date2 as the Central Authorities may, by notification in the Official Journal, appoint. installment payments on your Interpretation. -In this Action, unless the context normally requires, (a) " adaptation" means, (i) in relation to a dramatic function, the transformation of the work into a nondramatic work; (ii) in relation to a literary function or a great artistic work, the transformation of the operate into a dramatic work via performance in public areas or otherwise; (iii) in relation to a literary or perhaps dramatic function, any abridgement of the function or any edition of the work in which the tale or actions is communicated wholly or mainly by using pictures in a form suitable for reproduction in a book, or in a newspaper, publication or identical periodical; a few (iv) regarding a musical technology work, any kind of arrangement or transcription of the work; some and (v) 5 in relation to any job, any make use of such function involving its re-arrangement or alteration; (b) " job of architecture" means any building or perhaps structure having an imaginative character or design, or any model intended for such building or structure; 6 (c) " artsy work" means(i) a painting, a statue, a drawing (including a diagram, map, chart or plan), an engraving or maybe a photograph, regardless of whether any such function possesses imaginative quality; (ii) work of architecture; six and (iii) any other work of creative craftsmanship; (d) " author' means, (i) in relation to a literary or dramatic work, the author from the work; (ii) in relation to a musical job, the fonder; (iii) pertaining to an imaginative work aside from a photograph, the artist; (iv) in relation to a photograph, the person taking photograph; (v) in relation to a cinematograph8 or sound recording the maker; and (vi) in relation to being unfaithful [any literary, dramatic, musical or perhaps artistic job which is computer-generated, the person who have causes the task to be produced; ]
[(dd) 10 " broadcast" means communication for the public(i) by any means of wireless diffusion, if in any one or more of the forms of signs, seems or visible images; or (ii) by simply wire, and includes a re-broadcast; ] (e) " calendar year' means the entire year commencing within the 1st time of January; (f) eleven " cinematograph film" means any job of visible recording on any moderate produced by using a process from which a going image may be produced by virtually any means and includes a appear recording associating such visible recording and " cinematograph" shall be interpreted as which includes any work produced by any kind of process similar to cinematography including online video films; (ff) 12 " communication for the public" means making virtually any work readily available for being noticed or heard or otherwise enjoyed by the community directly or perhaps by any means of display or perhaps diffusion besides by issuing copies of such function regardless of whether any member of the public actually perceives, hears or perhaps enjoys the effort so offered. Explanation. - For the purposes of this clause, communication through cable or satellite or any other means of coexisting communication to more than one household or host to residence including residential areas of any hotel or perhaps hostel should be deemed being communication for the public; (ffa) 13 " composer', regarding a musical technology work, means the person whom composes the background music regardless of whether he records that in any sort of graphical note; (ffb) 16 " computer" includes virtually any electronic or perhaps similar system having info processing capacities; (ffc) 12-15 " computer programme" means a set of guidelines expressed in words, rules, schemes or perhaps in any various other form, together with a machine understandable medium, capable of leading to a computer to execute a particular activity or achieve a...