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.)