(The Gist of PIB) Draft Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2019 [JUNE-2019]

    (The Gist of PIB) Draft Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2019 [JUNE-2019]

Draft Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2019

  • The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Government of India has now proposed to introduce the Copyright Amendment Rules, 2019.
  • Comments on the draft rules are invited till 29th June 2019.


  • The copyright regime is governed by the Copyright Act, 1957 and the Copyright Rules,2013. The Copyright Rules,2013 were last amended in 2016 through the Copyright Amendment Rules, 2016.
  • To ensure smooth compliance of Copyright Act in the light of technological advancement in digital era and to bring them in parity with other relevant legislations.

Key highlights of the rules:

  • Rules 29 to 31 will be amended to include “each mode of broadcast” for the words “radio broadcast or television broadcast”. Rules 29 to 31 deals with Statutory license for broadcasting of literary and musical works and sound recordings.
  • Deletion of Rule 57 (3) and (4) which dealt with interim tariff fixed by the Board being paid by a person appealing against the tariff scheme of a society that has fallen due before filing of the appeal.
  • Royalties of authors / owners who cannot be identified to be kept for three years.
  • It includes the requirement of having an Annual Transparency report which the copyright society must draw up.

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