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Law and Practice


Copyright Licensing can no longer be considered purely from the perspective of the licensor’s home territory. This practical and wide-ranging reference work provides comprehensive coverage of the law and practice of cross-border licensing in a number of major territories, including China, the EU, India, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, and the USA. The book, written by expert authors with insight from practice and from their home jurisdictions, focuses on both copyright licensing and competition law and, specifically, the inter-relation between these legal fields. The book is uniquely structured to provide both thematic coverage and detailed analysis of each territory’s applicable laws and regulations, highlighting and addressing the legal issues that are most critical in and relevant to licensing practice. Cross-Border Copyright Licensing is an essential starting point for anyone considering or advising on the implementation or enforcement of a copyright licensing program, in either developed and emerging markets.
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Chapter 3: INDIA

Binny Kalra, Tanvi Misra and Suzanne Rab


The contribution of the creative industries to a country’s economic growth is unquestionable. While copyright provides the creator of a work with a recognizable right, it is crucial for the creator to understand the right mechanism to monetize this right. The law governing monetization of copyright is riddled with judicial uncertainty and legislative word play. Hence, with this narrative, we strive to break down the complexities and the demystify the provisions of the Indian Copyright Act, 1957. We have also tried to address the nuances of the Indian Copyright law in its application to each kind of copyright. Anyone interested in monetizing copyright should find this as an interesting and helpful first step toward understanding copyright agreements. India’s modern competition law was introduced by the Competition Act 2002 (Competition Act). The Competition Act established the Competition Commission of India (CCI) as India’s dedicated competition authority. The CCI has issued major decisions in a number of sectors.

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