THE COPYRIGHT (AMENDMENT) ACT, 1999
No. 49 of 1999
[30th December, 1999.]
An Act further to amend the Copyright Act, 1957.
Be it enacted by Parliament in the Fiftieth Year of the Republic of India as follows:—Short title and commencement.1. (1)This Act may be called the Copyright (Amendment) Act, 1999.
(2) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.Amendment of section 2.14 of 1957.2. In the Copyright Act, 1957 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), in section 2, in clause (o), for the words "data basis", the word "databases" shall be substituted. Amendment of section 14.3. In section 14 of the principal Act, in clause (b), for sub-clause (ii), the following shall be substituted, namely:—
"(ii) to sell or give on commercial rental or offer for sale or for commercial rental any copy of the computer programme:
Provided that such commercial rental does not apply in respect of computer programmes where the programme itself is not the essential object of the rental."Amendment of section 38.4. In section 38 of the principal Act, in sub-section (2), for the words "twenty-five years", the words "fifty years" shall be substituted. Insertion of new section 40A.5. After section 40 of the principal Act, the following section shall be inserted, namely:— Power of Central Government to apply Chapter VIII to broadcasting organisations and performers in certain other countries."40A. (1) If the Central Government is satisfied that a foreign country (other than a country with which India has entered into a treaty or which is a party to a convention relating to rights of broadcasting organisations and performers to which India is also a party) has made or has undertaken to make such provisions, if any, as it appears to the Central Government expedient to require, for the protection in that