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Seeking Inputs: Amendments to Copyright Act

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Dear Members,

As you must be aware, the current Indian Copyright Act was passed in year 1957, with an objective to provide a legal framework to protect the rights of the creators of the Copyright work. Subsequently, several amendments were made to the law in the year in 1983, 1984, 1992, 1994 and 1999 to meet the national & international requirements.

The latest amendment was made in the year 2012, bringing Indian copyright law into compliance with the latest World Intellectual Property Organization Treaties – the WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) and WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT) also known as “internet treaties”.

Now keeping in view of the technological developments and increase use of internet and digitalization, the Copyright office of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, is seeking comments on Whether there is a need for the amendment in the Copyright Act, 1957?  If yes, kindly share with us the provisions of the Copyright law that require amendments along with suitable justification and recommendations as per the format given below latest by 26th October 2020.

Copyright Act, 1957
Relevant Section of the law
Issue with the provision Proposed Change Justification

 Kindly email your inputs to &

We look forward to your response.

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