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The Copyright Enforcement Advisory Council (CEAC) has been set up by the Government of India to review the progress of enforcement of the Copyright Act periodically and to advise the government regarding effective strategies for enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights. The term of Copyright Enforcement Advisory Committee is 3 years. The CEAC is reconstituted after periodically after expiry of the term. The current CEAC has been reconstituted on 22nd February, 2005 for a period of 3 years.

The Copyright Enforcement Advisory Council is headed by the Secretary Higher Education and has as its members, police chiefs of 21 States, besides other stakeholders. The States and Union Territories of Assam, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Orissa, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, NCT of Delhi, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu have either set up copyright enforcement cells or special cells in the Crime Branch/ Economic Offences Wings to look after copyright and other intellectual property offences
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By Elizabeth March, WIPO Magazine Editorial Team** Source: WIPO Magazine Issue No. 6/2008 dated June 2008
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