17. THE COPYRIGHT ACT, 1957

The copyright Act basically protects Artist; it prohibits the copy of their work by anyone else except with their permission. This Act made the Artists capable of legal rights of their work and to take gain from their work in legal manner. Infringement of copyright is punishable under this Act. Though civil remedies are also available. It also deals with International copyright.

The meaning of copyright exception in this law and period of copyright is also specified in this Act. Provisions of copyright office and copyright board is also made in this Act.

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