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bupesh (n/a)     03 September 2007

Copyrights Act

Which are the common copyright infringements?


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Shaji Joseph (Lawyer)     03 September 2007

Making infringing copies for sale or hire or selling or letting them for hire;

Permitting any place for the performance of works in public where such performance constitutes infringement of copyright;

Distributing infringing copies for the purpose of trade or to such an extent so as to affect prejudicially the interest of the owner of copyright ;

Public exhibition of infringing copies by way of trade; and
Importation of infringing copies into India.

Shambasiv (n/a)     03 September 2007

A copyright owner can take legal action against any person who infringes the copyright in the work. The copyright owner is entitled to remedies by way of injunctions, damages and accounts.

Any person who knowingly infringes or abets the infringement of the copyright in any work commits criminal offence under Section 63 of the Copyright Act.

The minimum punishment for infringement of copyright is imprisonment for six months with the minimum fine of Rs. 50,000/-. In the case of a second and subsequent conviction the minimum punishment is imprisonment for one year and fine of Rs. one lakh.

Shaji Joseph (Lawyer)     04 September 2007

What are the moral rights of an author?

swetha1983 (n/a)     04 September 2007

[align=justify][font=Arial]The author of a work has the right to claim authorship of the work and to restrain or claim damages in respect of any distortion, mutilation, modification or other acts in relation to the said work which is done before the expiration of the term of copyright if such distortion, mutilation, modification or other act would be prejudicial to his honour or reputation. Moral rights are available to the authors even after the economic rights are assigned. [/font][/align]

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