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ACT XX.]
621
GOVERNOR GENERAL IN COUNCIL.

or cause to be made, any false entry in the Registry Book aforesaid, or shall wilfully produce, or cause to be tendered in evidence, any paper falsely purporting to be a copy of any entry in the said Book, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanour, and shall be punished with imprisonment, with or without hard labour, for a term not exceeding three years. [Repealed by Act XVII., 1862.]

V. And it is enacted, that after the passing of this Act, it shall be lawful for the proprietor of Copyright in any book, published after the passing of the said Act of Parliament, 3 and 4 Wm. 4, c. 85, to make entry in the Registry Book of the title of such book, the time of the first publication, and the name and place of abode of the publisher thereof, and the name and place of abode of the proprietor of the Copyright in the said book, or of any portion of such Copyright in the form in that behalf given in the Schedule to this Act annexed, upon payment of the sum of Two Rupees to the said Secretary, and that it shall be lawful for every such registered proprietor to assign his interest, or any portion of his interest therein, by making entry in the said Book of Registry of such assignment, and of the name and place of abode of the Assignee thereof, in the form given in that behalf in the said Schedule, on payment of the like sum; and such assigment so entered shall be effectual in Law to all intents and purposes whatsoever, without being subject to any sum or duty, and shall be of the same force and effect as if such assignment had been made by Deed.

VI. And it is enacted, that if any person shall deem himself aggrieved by any entry made under colour of this Act in the said Book of Registry, it shall be lawful for such person to apply by motion to the Supreme Court of Calcutta, or, if the Court shall not be then sitting, to any Judge of such Court sitting in chambers, for an order that such entry may be expunged or varied, and that upon any such application to the said Court, or to a judge as aforesaid, such Court or Judge shall make such order for expunging, varying, or confirming such entry, either with or without costs, as to such Court or Judge shall seem just, and the said Secretary shall, on the production to him of any such order for expunging or varying any such entry, expunge or vary the same, according to the requisitions of such order.