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Procedure of registration of copyright (Official)

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On receipt of an application in respect of any work under sub-section (1), the Registrar of Copyrights may, after holding such inquiry as he may deem fit, enter the particulars of the work in the Register of Copyrights.

There shall be also kept at the Copyright Office such indexes of the Register of Copyrights as may be prescribed.

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The Register of Copyrights and indexes thereof kept under this Act shall at all reasonable times be open to inspection, and any person shall be entitled to take copies of, or make extracts from, such register or indexes on payment of such fee and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed.

Register of Copyrights to be prima facie evidence of particulars entered therein – The Register of Copyrights shall be prima facie evidence of the particulars entered therein and documents purporting to be copies of any entries therein, or extracts there from certified by the Registrar of Copyrights and sealed with the seal of the Copyright Office shall be admissible in evidence in all courts without further proof or production of the original

The Registrar of Copyrights may, in the prescribed cases and subject to the prescribed conditions, amend or alter the Register of Copyrights by correcting any error in any name, address or particulars; or correcting any other error which may have arisen therein by accidental slip or omission.

Rectification of Register by Copyright Board:

The Copyright Board, on application of the Registrar of Copyrights or of any person aggrieved, shall order the rectification of the Register of Copyrights by the making of any entry wrongly omitted to be made in the register, or the expunging of any entry wrongly made in, or remaining on, the register, or the correction of any error or defect in the register.

Entries in the Register of Copyrights, etc., to be published:

Every entry made in the Register of Copyrights or the particulars of any work entered under section 45, the correction of every entry made in such register under section 49, and every rectification ordered under section 50, shall be published by the Registrar of Copyrights in the Official Gazette or in such other manner as he may deem fit.

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