Section 63 Copyright Act, 1957


Section 63 Copyright Act, 1957: 

Offence of infringement of copyright or other rights conferred by this Act.—Any person who knowingly infringes or abets the infringement of—

(a) the copyright in a work, or

(b) any other right conferred by this Act, 1[except the right conferred by section 53A] 1[except the right conferred by section 53A]" 2[shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than six months but which may extend to three years and with fine which shall not be less than fifty thousand rupees but which may extend to two lakh rupees: Provided that 3[where the infringement has not been made for gain in the course of trade or business] the court may, for adequate and special reasons to be mentioned in the judgment, impose a sentence of imprisonment for a term of less than six months or a fine of less than fifty thousand rupees.] Explanation.—Construction of a building or other structure which infringes or which, if completed, would infringe the copyright in some other work shall not be an offence under this section.

Supreme Court of India Important Judgments And Leading Case Law Related to Section 63 Copyright Act, 1957: 

State Of Andhra Pradesh vs Nagoti Venkataramana on 20 August, 1996

Krishika Lulla & Ors vs Shyam Vithalrao Devkatta & Anr on 15 October, 2015

M/S.Heinz Italia & Anr vs M/S.Dabur India Ltd on 18 May, 2007

P.D. Lakhani & Anr vs State Of Punjab & Anr on 22 April, 2008

Subhashree Das @ Milli vs State Of Orissa And Ors on 5 October, 2012

M/S. Entertainment Network vs M/S. Super Cassettee Industries  on 16 May, 2008

Ramdev Food Products Pvt. Ltd vs Arvindbhai Rambhai Patel & Ors on 29 August, 2006

Star India Private Limited vs Department Of Industrial Policy  on 30 October, 2018

Surender Kumar Aggarwal vs Satyapal Varshneya on 7 August, 1979

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