21 May 2012

The Copyright Bill / Act 2012

An overview of the impact of the Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012, on the Copyright Act, 1957, is available here.

Here's what the Indian Copyright Act, 1957, would (probably) look like with the amendments contained in the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2012:
http://lawmatters.in/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Indian-Copyright-Act-.-2012.pdf

The 2012 Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha (i.e. the Upper House of the Indian Parliament) on May 17, 2012, and by the Lok Sabha on May 22, 2012. A copy of the Bill which was passed has been made available here: http://164.100.24.219/BillsTexts/RSBillTexts/PassedRajyaSabha/copy-E.pdf and the notification relating to the 2012 amendments is available here: http://copyright.gov.in/Documents/CRACT_AMNDMNT_2012.pdf

Other documents which contain raw data relating to India's proposed copyright amendments may be accessed here: http://copyright.lawmatters.in/2011/09/raw-data-relating-to-proposed-indian.html

Updated on May 22, 2012 and June 13, 2012.
(This post is by Nandita Saikia and was first published at Indian Copyright.)

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