Power of Central Government to Apply Chapter VIII to Broadcasting Organizations and Performers in Certain Other Countries:

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(1) If the Central Government is satisfied that a foreign country, other than a country with which India has entered into a treaty or which is a party to a convention relating to rights of broadcasting organisations and performers to which India is also a party, has made or has undertaken to make such provisions, if any, as it appears to the Central Government expedient to require, for the protection of that foreign country, of the rights of broadcasting organisations and performers as is available under Indian Copyright Act, it may, by order published in the Official Gazette, direct that the provisions of Chapter VIII (Rights of Broadcasting Organisation and of Performers) shall apply –

  1. To broadcasting organizations whose headquarters is situated in a country to which the order relates or, the broadcast was transmitted from a transmitter situated in a country to which the order relates as if the headquarters of such organization were situated in India or such broadcast was made from India;
  2. To performances that took place outside India to which the order relates in like manner as if they took place in India;
  3. To performances that are incorporated in a sound recording published in a country to which the order relates as if it was published in India;
  4. To performances not fixed on a sound recording broadcast by a broadcasting organisation the headquarters of which is located in a country to which the order relates or where the broadcast is transmitted from a transmitter which is situated in a country to which the order relates as if the headquarters of such organisation were situated in India or such broadcast was made from India.

(2) Every order made under sub-section (1) may provide that –

  1. The provisions of Chapter VIII (Rights of Broadcasting Organisation and of Performers) shall apply either generally or in relation to such class or classes of broadcasts or performances or such other class or classes of cases as may be specified in the order;
  2. The term of the rights of broadcasting organizations and performers in India shall not exceed such term as is conferred by the law of the country to which the order relates; Provided that it does not exceed the period provided under Indian Copyright Act.
  3. The enjoyment of the rights conferred by Chapter VIII (Rights of Broadcasting Organisation and of Performers) shall be subject to the accomplishment of such conditions and formalities, if any, as may be specified in that order;
  4. Chapter VIII (Rights of Broadcasting Organisation and of Performers) or any part thereof shall not apply to broadcast and performances made before the commencement of the order or that Chapter VIII (Rights of Broadcasting Organisation and of Performers) or any part thereof shall not apply to broadcasts and performances broadcast or performed before the commencement of the order;
  5. In case of ownership of rights of broadcasting organizations and performers, the provisions of Chapter VIII shall apply with such exceptions and modifications as the Central Government may, having regard to the law of the foreign country, consider necessary.

 

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