Daily Email Newsletter (Sign-up Free)

Section 65B, Copyright Act 1957: Protection of Rights Management Info

Section 65B (Protection of Rights Management Information) under Chapter XIII (Offences) of the Copyright Act 1957

❝Any person, who knowingly, —

(i) removes or alters any rights management information without authority, or
(ii) distributes, imports for distribution, broadcasts or communicates to the public, without authority, copies of any work, or performance knowing that electronic rights management information has been removed or altered without authority,

shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to two years and shall also be liable to fine:

Provided that if the rights management information has been tampered with in any work, the owner of copyright in such work may also avail of civil remedies provided under Chapter XII against the persons indulging in such acts.❞




.........................................................

Notes:

Section 65B of the Copyright Act 1957 was :
- inserted by the Copyright (Amendment) Act 2012 (No. 27 of 2012), sec. 37, w.e.f. 21-Jun-2012.

No comments:

Post a Comment

In comment with "Name/Url" option, only Name is mandatory to be filled.