The Central Government proposes Draft of certain rules to amend Copyright Rules to do in exercise the powers conferred by section 78 of the Copyright Act, 1957, is hereby published, as required by sub-section (3) of the said section, for the information of all persons likely to be affected thereby; and notice is hereby given that the said draft will be taken into consideration after the expiry of a period of thirty days from the date on which the Gazette of India, in which this notification is published, are made available to the public.
Objections or suggestion may be sent to the Joint Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Udyog Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi 110011, or copy can be mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org
Any objections or suggestions received from any person will respect to the said draft rules before the expiry of the aforesaid period will be considered by the Central Government.
Following Draft Rules may be called Copyright Rules, 2019 where Copyright Board shall be substituted by the
words “THE APPELLATE BOARD”. In the Principal Rules in rule 19, wherever the words “Copyright Board” appears, the word “Board” shall be substituted. In the principal rules, in sub-rule (3) of rule 29, for the words “by way of radio broadcast or television broadcast”, the words “for each mode of broadcast” shall be substituted; In the principal rules, in clause (h) of sub-rule (4) of rule 29, the words “, i.e. radio, television or performance” shall be omitted. In the principal rules, in sub-rule (1) of rule 31, wherever the words “radio and television broadcasting”, the words “each mode of broadcast” shall be substituted.
In the principal rules, after sub-rule (10) of rule 58, the following sub-rules shall be inserted –
“(11) A copyright society must ensure that where the royalty cannot be distributed within the time specified in
sub-rule (8) as the relevant author or other owner could not be identified or located, such royalties are kept
separate in the accounts of the copyright society;
(12) A copyright society must take all necessary measures to identify and locate the authors and other owners and
must publish on its website, at the end of every quarter, the following information:
(a) the title of the work;
(b) the name of the author and other right owners of the work, as available; and
(c) any other relevant information available which could assist in identifying the right holder.
In the principal rules, the sub-rule (7) of rule 59, shall be substituted, namely: –
“(7) The Chairman and other members, of the Governing Council shall be elected for a term of two years and
shall be eligible for re-election.”
In the principal rules, in rule 64, after the words “maintain the following registers” the words “in physical or digital format,” shall be inserted.