Section 63B Copyright Act, 1957

 


Section 63B Copyright Act, 1957: 

Knowing use of infringing copy of computer programme to be an offence.—Any person who knowingly makes use on a computer of an infringing copy of a computer programme shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than seven days 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:4[63B. Knowing use of infringing copy of computer programme to be an offence.—Any person who knowingly makes use on a computer of an infringing copy of a computer programme shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than seven days 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 where the computer programme has not been used for gain or in the course of trade or business, the court may, for adequate and special reasons to be mentioned in the judgment, not impose any sentence of imprisonment and may impose a fine which may extend to fifty thousand rupees.


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

Deshraj vs State Of Rajasthan And Anr on 28 April, 2017

First Appeal No.1076/2 vs Unknown on 6 March, 2012

Gagan Kalra vs State Of Punjab And Another on 18 March, 2013

G.N.Visvakumar vs The Inspector Of Police on 7 June, 2018

Girish Gandhi And Etc. vs Union Of India (Uoi) And Anr. on 27 September, 1996


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