THE COPYRIGHT (AMENDMENT) ACT, 1983 No. 23 of 1983 ^~ , [31st -August, 1983.] An Act to amend the Copyright Act, 1957. Be it enacted by Parliament in the Thirty-fourth Year of the Republic of India as follows: — -■ . ■ 1. (2) This. Act may be called the Copyright (Amendment) Act 1983. ■ . ' (2) It shall come* into, force on such date 1 as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint. - ■ ./ 14 of 1957. ' 2. Throughout the Copyright Act, 1957 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), unless otherwise expressly provided, for the word "radio-diffusion, wherever it occurs, the word "broadcast" shall be substituted. 3. In section 2 of the principal Act, — r . : ■ (a) after clause (d) , the following clause shall be inserted, namely: — • ' - '(dd) "broadcast" means communication to the public— (i) by any means of wireless diffusion, whether in any one or more of the forms of signs, sounds or visual images; or •: (ii) by wire, ' ■ and includes a re-broadcast;'; -(b) after clause v (f), the following clause shall be inserted, namely; — ' (;()') "communication to the public" means communication to the public in whatever manner, including communication through satellite;'; v : (c) , for clause (I), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:—" £ (I) "Indian work" means a literary, dramatic or musical work, — (i) the author of which is a citizen of India; Or (ii) which is first published in India; or , (iii) the author of which', in the case of an unpublished ■■ work, is, at the time of the making of the work, a citizen of India;'; . . (d) .clause (v) shall be omitted. ! ' ' 1 9-8-1984 : Vide Notification No. G.S.R. 602 (K), dated 9-8- 1984 Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3 (t)«
■ -2 iq Short title and commencement-;
Substitution Of expression "radio-diffusion" by expression "broad-cast". Amendment of "■ section 2, .