1. Short title, extent and commencement
1. Short title, extent and commencement – (1) This act may be called the Copyright Act, 1957
(2) It extends to the whole of India
(3) It shall come into force on such date 1 as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.
1. Came into force on 21-1-1958, vide S.R.O. 269, dated 21st January, 1958, published in the Gazette of India, Extra., Pt. II, Sec. 3, p. 167.