Power to Restrict Rights in Works of Foreign Authors First Published in India

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If it appears to the Central Government that a foreign country does not give or has not undertaken to give adequate protection to the works of Indian authors, the Central Government may, by order published in the Official Gazette, direct that such of the provisions of Indian Copyright Act as confer copyright on works first published in India shall not apply to works, published after the date specified in the order, the authors whereof are subjects or citizens of such foreign country and are not domiciled in India, and thereupon those provisions shall not apply to such works.

If it appears to the Central Government that a foreign country does not give or has not undertaken to give adequate protection to rights of broadcasting organizations or performers, the Central Government may, by order published in the Official Gazette, direct that such of the provisions of Indian Copyright Act as confer right to broadcasting organizations or performers, as the case may be, shall not apply to broadcasting organizations or performers whereof are based on incorporated in such foreign country or are subjects or citizens of such foreign country and are not incorporated or domiciled in India, and thereupon those provisions shall not apply to such broadcasting organizations or performers.

 

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