The Copyright (Amendment) Act, 1994 provides for setting up separate CopyrightSocieties for different categories of works. So far four Copyright Societies have been registered:
|Society for Copyright Regulation of Indian Producers of Films and Television (SCRIPT) for cinematograph films.|
|Indian Performing Right Society Limited, (IPRS) for musical works-Link
|Phonographic Performance Limited,(PPL) for sound recordings Link-
|Indian Reprographic Rights Organization (IRRO) for books/literature/artistic
These societies have been actively participating in generating awareness about Copyright and IPR issues. They also have set up their own Anti Piracy Cells which in collaboration with Police/Enforcement authorities have been actively engaged in curbing piracy in musical/sound recording works. Department of Secondary and Higher Education interacts frequently with these Copyright Societies and encourages them to be proactive in the field of Copyright Administration.