Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000

Libraries and archives: declarations.

60.—(1) Where regulations made by the Minister under section 59 require a librarian or archivist to be satisfied as to any matter before making or supplying a copy of a work—

(a) the librarian or archivist concerned may rely on a declaration as to that matter by the person requesting the copy, unless the librarian or archivist is aware that it is false in a material particular, and

(b) in such cases as may be prescribed, the librarian or archivist shall not make or supply the copy in the absence of a declaration in such form as may be prescribed.

(2) Where a person requesting a copy of a work makes a declaration which is false in a material particular and is supplied with a copy which would have been an infringing copy if made by him or her—

(a) he or she shall be liable for infringement of copyright as if he or she had made the copy, and

(b) the copy shall be treated as an infringing copy.