Industrial and Commercial Property (Protection) Act, 1927

Seizure of pirated copies on request of copyright owner.

183.—If any person shall hawk, carry about, sell, or offer for sale any pirated copy of any musical work, every such pirated copy may be seized by any member of the Gárda Síochána without warrant on the request in writing of the apparent owner of the copyright in such work, or of his agent thereto authorised in writing, and at the risk of such owner.

On seizure of any such copies, they shall be conveyed by such member of the Gárda Síochána before the District Court and, on proof that they are infringements of copyright, shall be forfeited or destroyed or otherwise dealt with as the court may think fit.