Registration of Copyright
44. Register of Copyrights. -There shall be kept at the Copyright Office a register in the prescribed
form to be called the Register of Copyrights in which may be entered the names or titles of works and
the names and addresses of authors, publishers and owners of copyright and such other particulars
as may be prescribed.
45. Entries in register of Copyrights. -(1) The author or publisher of, or the owner of or other
person interested in the copyright in, any work may make an application in the prescribed form
accompanied by the prescribed fee to the Registrar of Copyrights for entering particulars of the work
in the Register of Copyrights :
[Provided that in respect of an artistic work which is used or is capable of being used in relation to
any goods, the application shall include a statement to that effect and shall be accompanied by a
certificate from the Registrar of Trade Marks referred to in section 4 of the Trade and Merchandise
Marks Act, 1958, to the effect that no trade mark identical with or deceptively similar to such artistic
work has been registered under that Act in the name of, or that no application has been made under
that Act for such registration by, any person other than the applicant.]
(2) On receipt of an application in respect of any work under sub-section (1), the Registrar of
Copyrights may, after holding such inquiry as he may deem fit, enter the particulars of the work in the
Register of Copyrights.
46. Indexes. -There shall be also kept at the Copyright Office such indexes of the Register of
Copyrights as may be prescribed.
47. Forms and inspection of register. -The Register of Copyrights and indexes thereof kept under
this Act shall at all reasonable times be open to inspection, and any person shall be entitled to take
copies of, or make extracts from, such register or indexes on payment of such fee and subject to such
conditions as may be prescribed.
48. Register of Copyrights to be prima facie evidence of partriculars entered therein. -The
Register of Copyrights shall be prima facie evidence of the particulars entered therein and documents
purporting to be copies of any entries therein, or extracts therefrom certified by the Registrar of
Copyrights and sealed with the seal of the Copyright Office shall be admissible in evidence in all
courts without further proof or production of the original.
49. Correction of entries in the Register of Copyrights. -The Registrar of Copyrights may, in the
prescribed cases and subject to the prescribed conditions, amend or alter the Register of Copyrights
(a) correcting any error in any name, address or particulars; or
(b) correcting any other error which may have arisen therein by accidental slip or omission.
50. Rectification of Register by Copyright Board. -The Copyright Board, on application of the
Registrar of Copyrights or of any person aggrieved, shall order the rectification of the Register of
(a) the making of any entry wrongly omitted to be made in the register, or (b) the expunging of any entry wrongly made in, or remaining on, the register, or
(c) the correction of any error or defect in the register.
[50A. Entries in the Register of Copyrights,etc, to be published.
Every entry made in the
Register of Copyrights or the particulars of any work entered under section 45, the correction of every
entry made in such register under section 49, and every rectification ordered under section 50, shall
be published by the Registrar of Copyrights in the Official Gazette or in such other manner as he may
99. Added by Act 23 of 1983, s. 16 (w.e..f. 9-8-1984).
100. Ins. by Act 23 of 1983, s. 17 (w.e.f. 9-8-1984).INDIAN COPYRIGHT ACT, 1957
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