The Press and Registration of Books Act,1867
Section 7. Office copy of declaration to be prima-facie evidence
In any legal proceeding whatever, as well civil as criminal, the production of a copy of such declaration as is aforesaid, attested by the seal of some Court empowered by this Act to have the custody of such declarations, 1[or, in the case of the editor, a copy of the newspaper containing his name printed on it as that of the editor] shall be held (unless the contrary be proved) to be sufficient evidence, as against the person whose name shall be subscribed to such declaration, 1[or printed on such newspaper, as the case may be] that the said person was printer or publisher, or printer and publisher (according as the words of the said declaration may be) of every portion of every 2[newspaper] whereof the title shall correspond with the title of the 2[newspaper] mentioned in the declaration, 1[for the editor of every portion of that issue of the newspaper of which a copy is produced].
1. Ins. by Act 14 of 1922, sec. 3 and Sch. 1.
2. Subs. by Act 14 of 1922, sec. 3 and Sch. 1, for “periodical work” .