Draft Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2019

Jun 03, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) on May 30, 2019, has published Draft Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2019, to amend the Copyright Rules, 2013 and to give information to persons likely to be affected.

The Draft Rules will be taken into consideration after the expiry of a period of thirty days from May 30, 2019. Objections or suggestion, if any, may be sent to the Joint Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, DPIIT, Udyog Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi 110011 or copy can be mailed at [email protected]

 Under second proviso of Rule 23 (1) which specifies the Notice for making Cover Version, for the words “in the Official Gazette and”, shall be omitted.

 Rule 27(2) which specifies the manner of determining royalties, the words “in the Official Gazette and the same to be republished” shall be omitted.

 Under third proviso of Rule 29(1) which specifies the provisions regarding notice for Communication to the Public of literary and musical works and sound recordings, for the words “in the Official Gazette and”, shall be omitted.

 Under Rule 31(1) which specifies the manner of determining royalties, the words “immediately after its constitution” shall be omitted and Rule 31(2), the words “immediately after its constitution” shall be omitted.

 After Rule 58(10) which specifies the Distribution Scheme, Sub-rules (11), (12) and (13) has been inserted.

 After Rules 62(viii) which specifies the Documents to be presented in the annual General Body meeting and 65(vii) which specifies the provisions for Returns to be filed by the copyright societies with the Registrar of Copyrights, the following new clause shall be inserted:

Clause (xi): The annual transparency report as provided under Rule 65A. 

 After Rule 65, the following new rule shall be inserted, namely:

Rule 65A: Annual transparency report.

 After Rule 66(1)(1) which specifies the Code of Conduct for copyright societies, Sub-Clauses (m) (n) (o) has been inserted.

[Notification no. G.S.R. 393(E)]

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