Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000

Rights of owner of copyright in respect of infringing copy.

134.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the owner of any copyright shall be entitled to all such rights and remedies, in respect of the conversion or detention by any person of—

(a) infringing copies of a work,

(b) articles that have been or are to be used to make infringing copies, or

(c) protection-defeating devices,

as he or she would be entitled to if he or she were the owner of every such copy, article or device and had been the owner thereof since the time when it was made.

(2) Where by virtue of section 12(2) (which relates to successive conversions or detentions) of the Statute of Limitations, 1957 , the title of the owner of the copyright to such a copy, article or device referred to in subsection (1) of this section would (if he or she had been the owner of the copy, article or device) have been extinguished on the expiration of the period referred to in the said subsection (2), he or she shall not be entitled to any rights or remedies under subsection (1) of this section in respect of anything done in relation to that copy, article or device after the expiration of that period.

(3) In awarding damages for conversion, the court shall take into account all the circumstances of the case and shall award such sum as it considers just.