The Exhaustion of Rights and Indian Copyright Law
13 Pages Posted: 26 Jun 2010 Last revised: 5 Aug 2010
Date Written: May 17, 2010
An overview of the application of the Doctrine of First Sale in respect of different kinds of copyrighted works under the Indian Copyright Act, and an analysis of the relevant provisions. This paper argues that the Doctrine of First Sale applies in different ways to the various kinds of works protected by copyright, and that the first sale of a copy of a work does not automatically result in the exhaustion of rights.
Keywords: Copyright, First Sale, Exhaustion, Films, Music, Software, Books, India
JEL Classification: K39, O34
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