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THE COPYRIGHT RULES

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THE COPYRIGHT RULES, 2013

As last amended in 2016

In exercise of power conferred by section 78 of the Copyright Act, 1957, and in supersession of the Copyright Rules, 1958, except as respect things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the Central Government hereby makes the following Rules, namely:

 

CHAPTER 1 – PRELIMINARY

1. Short title, extent and commencement.

2. Interpretations.—in these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,—

 

CHAPTER 2 – THE COPYRIGHT BOARD

3. Terms and conditions of the office of the Chairman or members of the Board.—

 

CHAPTER 3 – RELINQUISHMENT OF COPYRIGHT

4. Section 4.-

5. Section 5.-

 

CHAPTER 4 – COMPULSORY LICENCES IN WORKS WITHHELD FROM PUBLIC

6. Application for licence.— 

7. Notice of application.— 

8. Manner of determining compensation or royalties.— 

9. Extension of the period of licence.— 

10. Cancellation of licence.- 

 

CHAPTER 5 – COMPULSORY LICENCE TO PUBLISH OR COMMUNICATE TO THE PUBLIC THE WORK OR TRANSLATION THEREOF

11. Application and grant of licence

12. Manner of determining royalties.— 

13. Extension of the period of licence.— 

14. Cancellation of licence.

15. Notice for termination of licence.

16. Notice for publication of a work in case of death of original owner.- 

 

CHAPTER 6 – COMPULSORY LICENCE FOR BENEFIT OF DISABLED

17. Application for licence. —

18. Notice of application.—

19. Manner of determining royalties.—

20. Extension of the period of licence.—

21. Cancellation of licence. —

22. Notice for termination of licence.—

 

CHAPTER 7 – STATUTORY LICENCE FOR COVER VERSIONS

23. Notice for making cover version.—

24. Conditions to be followed while making cover version:-

25. Notice for making additional copies of cover version.-

26. Maintaining of records.—

27. Manner of determining royalties .—

28. Complaint is respect of non-payment of royalties.—

 

CHAPTER 8 – STATUTORY LICENCE FOR BROADCASTING OF LITERARY AND MUSICAL WORKS AND SOUND RECORDINGS

29. Notice for communication to the public of literary and musical works and sound recordings.—

30. Maintaining of records.—

31. Manner of determining royalties.—

 

CHAPTER 9 – LICENCES FOR TRANSLATIONS

32. Application for licence.—

33. Notice of application.—

34. Consideration of the application.—

35. Manner of determining royalties.—

36. Extension of the period of licence.—

37. Cancellation of licence.—

 

CHAPTER 10 – LICENCE FOR PUBLICATION, TRANSLATION AND RE-PRODUCTION OF WORK

38. Application for licence.—

39. Notice of application.—

40. Manner of determining royalties.—

41. Extension of the period of licence.—

42. Cancellation of licence.—

43. Notice for termination of licence.—

 

CHAPTER 11 – COPYRIGHT SOCIETIES

44. Conditions for submission of application for registration of copyright society.—

45. Membership of copyright society.—

46. Condition for grant of permission to carry on copyright business.—

47. Application and conditions for re-registration or renewal of existing copyright societies.—

48. Documents accompanying application.—

49. Conditions for registration of a copyright society.—

50. Order of inquiry, suspension of registration and appointment of administrator.—

51. Procedure for holding inquiry.—

52. Powers and functions of the administrator.—

53. Cancellation of the registration of a copyright society.—

54. Conditions subject to which a copyright society may accept the authorisation and an author or other owners of rights may withdraw such authorisation.-

55. Conditions subject to which a copyright society may issue the licence, collect royalties and distribute such royalties.—

56. Tariff scheme.—

57. Appeal to the board on tariff scheme.—

58. Distribution scheme.—

59. Management of copyright society.—

60. Approval of schemes.—

61. Meetings of the societies.—

62. Documents to be presented in the annual general body meeting.—

63.Accounts and audit.—

64. Records to be maintained by copyright societies.—

65. Returns to be filled by the copyright societies with the registrar of copyrights.—

66. Code of conduct for copyright societies.—

67. Welfare funds of copyright society.—

 

CHAPTER 12 – PERFORMERS’ SOCIETY

68. Registration and management of performers’ society.—

 

CHAPTER 13 – REGISTRATION OF COPYRIGHT

69. Form of the register of copyrights.—

70. Application for registration of copyright.—

71. Correction and rectification of entries in the register of copyrights. —

72. Indexes. —

73. Inspection of the register of copyrights and indexes.—

74. Copies and extracts of the register of copyrights and indexes. —

 

CHAPTER 14 – STORAGE OF TRANSIENT OR INCIDENTAL COPIES OF WORKS

75. Session-75

 

CHAPTER 15 – MAKING OR ADAPTING THE WORK BY ORGANIZATIONS WORKING FOR THE BENEFIT OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

76. Maintenance of records. —

77. Notice to be included in copies made inaccessible formats.-

78. Contracts with third parties engaged by organization workings for persons with disabilities. —

 

CHAPTER 16 – IMPORTATION OF INFRINGING COPIES

79. Importation of infringing copies.— 

 

CHAPTER 17 – TECHNOLOGICAL PROTECTION MEASURES

80. Maintaining of records.-

 

CHAPTER 18 – MISCELLANEOUS

81. Mode of making applications, etc. —

82. Mode of communication by the copyright board, etc.—

83. Fees. —

84. Right of audience. —

85. Costs. —

86. Repeal.-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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