Copyrights and Combating Counterfeiting in India - SSRANA

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Copyrights and Combating Counterfeiting in India

Section 55 of the Indian Copyright Act, 2012 provides for civil remedies against counterfeiting/ infringement in copyright.

Certain infringements may be criminal offences also. Section 64 empowers the police to seize all counterfeit software copies, while Section 63 provides for imprisonment of up to three years and fines of up to rupees two lakhs in case of infringement or abatement.

Section 11 of the Customs Act further empowers the customs officials to prohibit the importation and exportation of goods in order to protect copyrights and trademarks.

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