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Sec 42, Copyright Act 1957: Power to restrict rights in works of foreign authors first published in India

Section 42 (Power to restrict rights in works of foreign authors first published in India) under Chapter IX (International Copyright) of the Copyright Act 1957

❝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 this 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.❞

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