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Asked September 22, 2013

Copyright Amendment Act, 2012

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What are the changes brought by the Copyright Amendment Act, 2012 regarding author's right to receive royalty??

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Saumya Kumar

Under the Copyright Act 1957 the author had no right to receive any royalty on the different use of literary work. The author had the option to demand a high royalty amount or completely waive the royalty. This depended on the negotiating power of the author and quite often authors had to allow the use of their novels in different forms without charging the royalty. In the Copyright Amendment Act, 2012 the author now has the right to demand royalty which cannot be waived. The Amendment further provides that the author will be entitled to and must receive equal share in profits earned by the new exploitation of his work by way of royalty.

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Saumya Kumar

Under the Copyright Act 1957 the author had no right to receive any royalty on the different use of literary work. The author had the option to demand a high royalty amount or completely waive the royalty. This depended on the negotiating power of the author and quite often authors had to allow the use of their novels in different forms without charging the royalty. In the Copyright Amendment Act, 2012 the author now has the right to demand royalty which cannot be waived. The Amendment further provides that the author will be entitled to and must receive equal share in profits earned by the new exploitation of his work by way of royalty.

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