Owners of Copyright to be Party to the Proceeding

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(1) In every civil suit or another proceeding regarding infringement of copyright instituted by an exclusive licensee, the owner of the copyright shall, unless the court otherwise directs, be made a defendant and where such owner is made a defendant, he shall have the right to dispute the claim of the exclusive licensee.

(2) Where any civil suit or another proceeding regarding infringement of copyright instituted by an exclusive licensee is satisfied, no fresh suit or another proceeding in respect of the same cause of action shall lie at the instance of the owner of the copyright.

 

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