Art and Indian Copyright Law: A Statutory Reading

A look at how the Indian Copyright Act, 1957, as amended in 2012, interacts with art (other than films and sound recordings), and, in particular, with Indian art. The first part of this text comprises a feminist and post-colonial reading of the Indian copyright statute while later parts focus on interpreting the provisions of the statute in relation to art.

13 August 2011

Section 14, not 14(1) Describes Copyright

Misprints in copies of statutes abound. One which I noticed the other day was that the bare Act of the copyright statute I was using lists a subsection (1) in Section 14. So, according to it, the exclusive rights of those who own the copyright in literary works are enumerated in Section 14(1)(a).
Once upon a time, Section 14 did have a subsection (1) as well as a subsection (2), but the 1994 amendments to the Indian Copyright Act, 1957, changed this, and the Section no longer has a subsection (1). It's now Sections 14(a), (b), (c), (d) and (e).

(This post is by Nandita Saikia and was first published at Indian Copyright.)

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