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Sec 52A, Copyright Act 1957: Particulars to be included in sound recording & video Films

Section 52A (Particulars to be included in sound recording and video Films) under Chapter XI (Infringement of Copyright) of the Copyright Act 1957

❝(1) No person shall publish a 3[sound recording] in respect of any work unless the following particulars are displayed on the 3[sound recording] and on any container thereof, namely:—
  (a) the name and address of the person who has made the sound recording;
  (b) the name and address of the owner of the copyright in such work; and
  (c) the year of its first publication.

(2) No person shall publish a video film in respect of any work unless the following particulars are displayed in the video film, when exhibited, and on the video cassette or other container thereof, namely:—
  (a) if such work is a cinematograph film required to be certified for exhibition under the provisions of the Cinematograph Act, 1952 (37 of 1952), a copy of the certificate granted by the Board of Film Certification under section 5A of that Act in respect of such work;
  (b) the name and address of the person who has made the video film and a declaration by him that he has obtained the necessary licence or consent from the owner of the copyright in such work for making such video film; and
  (c) the name and address of the owner for the copyright in such work.❞




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Notes:

Section 52A of the Copyright Act 1957 was:
- inserted by the Copyright (Amendment) Act 1984 (No. 65 of 1984), sec. 4, w.e.f. 8-Oct-1984;
- amended by the Copyright (Amendment) Act 1994 (No. 38 of 1994), sec. 2, w.e.f. 10-May-1995.

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