1 September 2011

Raw Data Relating to the Proposed Indian Copyright Amendment

Firstly, although it's not raw data, here's a summary of the salient features of the Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012.

The Basic Official Documents
  1. The Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010 (gov.in);
  2. The Report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010 (here);
  3. The Revisions to the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010 made available in August 2011 (SpicyIP);
  4. The Copyright (Amendment) Bill passed by the Rajya Sabha on May 17, 2012, and the Lok Sabha on May 22, 2012 (here);
  5. The notification relating to the 2012 amendments which amounted to the publication of the Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012, in the Official Gazette (here);
  6. The notification which brought the 2012 amendments into force from June 21, 2012 (here);
  7. The notification of the Copyright Rules, 2013 (here).
Understanding the Proposed Amendment
  1. A mark-up of how the Copyright Act, 1957, would look if the 2010 Bill were passed (Pranesh Prakash, CIS);
  2. A comparison between the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010 and the August 2011 revisions to it (Nandita Saikia);
  3. A mark-up showing the impact of the 2011 revisions proposed to the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010 on some of the existing provisions of the Copyright Act, 1957 (Nandita Saikia);
  4. A mark-up showing how the Copyright Act, 1957, looks after the coming into force of the 2012 amendments (Nandita Saikia).

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