Registrar of Copyrights and Copyright Board to possess certain powers of civil courts

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The Registrar of Copyrights and the Copyright Board shall have the powers of a civil court when trying a suit under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, in respect of the following matters, namely;

  • Summoning and enforcing the attendance of any person and examining him on oath;
  • Requiring the discovery and production of any document;
  • Receiving evidence on affidavits;
  • Issuing commissions for the examination of witnesses or documents;
  • Requisitioning any public record or copy thereof from any court or office;
  • Any other matter which may be prescribed.

Explanation: For the purpose of enforcing the attendance of witnesses, the local limits of the jurisdiction of the Registrar of Copyrights or the Copyright Board, as the case may be, shall be limits of the territory of India.


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