| Commentary

45 India: authorship and ownership of copyright

| Commentary

45 India: authorship and ownership of copyright

The Copyright Act 1957 provides that the author of any copyright work is to be the owner of the copyright in the work, subject to a four notable exceptions1. The first exception is drawn from the UK Copyright Act 19562. Where a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work is made by the author in the course of their employment by the proprietor of a newspaper, magazine or similar periodical under a contract of service or apprenticeship, for the purpose of publication in the newspaper, magazine or similar periodical, the proprietor will, in the

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