| Commentary

44 India: copyright and related rights protection

| Commentary

(c) India

44 India: copyright and related rights protection

India is a signatory to the Berne Convention, the Universal Copyright Convention and the Phonograms Convention. Although it is not a signatory to the Rome Convention, the WIPO Copyright Treaty and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, the Government of India has stated that its legislation is compatible with the obligations under such treaties.

The principal copyright legislation of India is contained in the Copyright Act 1957. This Act replaced the Copyright Act of 1914 which extended the United Kingdom Copyright Act 1911 to India. The 1957 Act borrowed extensively from the United

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