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Copyright Act, 1957



Year of current version:1999
Date of last amendment:December 30, 1999
Date of entry into force of original text:January 21, 1958
Date of Text (Enacted):June 4, 1957
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws
Notes:The Copyright Act, 1957 has been amended five times since its enactment in 1957 (1983, 1984, 1992, 1994 and 1999, with the amendment of 1994 being the most substantial).
This Act repealed the Copyright Act of 1914, which was essentially the extension of the British Copyright Act, 1911 to India.
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Copyright Act, 1957 Copyright Act, 1957, Complete document (pdf) [168 KB] Copyright Act, 1957, Complete document (htm) [149 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)


Loi de 1957 sur le droit d'auteur Loi de 1957 sur le droit d'auteur, Complete document (pdf) [194 KB]

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