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Section 34 -The Copyright Act, 1957

The Copyright Act, 1957

 

 

34. Administration of rights of owner by copyright society –

 

(1) Subject to such conditions as may be prescribed,-

 

(a), a copyright society may accept from an owner of rights exclusive authorisation to administer any right in any work by issue of licences or collection of licence fees or both, and

 

(b) an owner of rights shall have the right to withdraw such authorisation without prejudice to the rights of the copyright society under any contract.

 

(2) It shall be competent for a copyright society ot enter into agreement with any foreign society or organisation administering rights corresponding to rights under this Act, to entrust to such foreign society or organisation the administration in any foreign country of rights administered by the said copyright society in India, or for administering in India the rights administered in a foreign society or organisation the administration in any foreign country of rights administered by the said copyright society in India, or for administering in India the rights administered in a foreign country by such foreign society or organisation.

 

Provided that no such society or organisation shall permit any discrimination in regard to the terms of licence or the distribution of fees collected between rights in Indian and other works.

 

(3) Subject to such conditions as may be prescribed, a copyright society may –

 

(i) Issue licences under Section 30 in respect of any rights under this Act,

 

(ii) Collect fees in pursuance of such licences,

 

(iii) Distribute such fees among owners of rights after making deductions for its own expenses,

 

(iv) Perform any other functions consistent with the provisions of Section 35.

 

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* Chapter VII (containing sections 33, 34, 34A, 35, 36 and 36A) subs. by Act 38 of 1994, sec. 11, for Chapter VII (containing sections 33 to 36) (w.e.f. 10-5-1995).

 

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