(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
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
It includes the requirement of having an Annual Transparency report
which the copyright society must draw up.