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Sec 74, Copyright Act 1957: Registrar of Copyrights & Appellate Board

Section 74 (Registrar of Copyrights and Appellate Board to possess certain powers of civil courts) under Chapter XV (Miscellaneous) of the Copyright Act 1957

❝The Registrar of Copyrights and the Appellate Board shall have the powers of a civil court when trying a suit under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908), in respect of the following matters, namely, —

(a) summoning and enforcing the attendance of any person and examining him on oath;
(b) requiring the discovery and production of any document;
(c) receiving evidence on affidavits;
(d) issuing commissions for the examination of witnesses or documents;
(e) requisitioning any public record or copy thereof from any court or office;
(f) 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 Appellate Board, as the case may be, shall be the limits of the territory of India.❞



Section 74 of the Copyright Act 1957 was amended by:
- the Finance Act, 2017 (No. 7 of 2017), sec. 160, w.e.f. 26-May-2017.

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