Copyright (Amendment) Act, 1987

Amendment of section 14 of Copyright Act, 1963.

1.Section 14 of the Copyright Act, 1963 , is hereby amended by the insertion after subsection (7) of the following subsection:

“(7A) The act of reproducing an object of any description which is in three dimensions shall not be taken to constitute an infringement of the copyright in an artistic work in two dimensions (other than such a work relating to a work of architecture) if—

(a) any of the features following, that is to say, shape, configuration and pattern, that appear in the work and are applied to the object are wholly or substantially functional, and

(b) the object is one of a number, in excess of fifty, of identical objects which have been manufactured and made commercially available by the owner of the copyright or by a person authorised by him in that behalf.”.