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It contains different provisions relating to computer programs and digital media copyrights, database, rental rights, cinema, literature related rights, dramatic rights, musical rights, artistic rights, cinematograph rights, sound recordings rights, broadcasting rights, performer’s rights, phonograms rights, etc. It also provides a number of provisions for uses of protected works without seeking permission from authors for the purpose of fair dealings, such as private study, private use, research, criticisms, review, reporting current events in a newspaper, magazine or similar periodical, in cinematograph films by broadcast or by pho-tograph. The law also provides some other provisions to use a protected work without authorization from an author in cases of official gazettes, reports of various commissions, committees’ boards or councils appointed by government or other similar bodies, if it is not expressly prohibited to publish. Similarly, a number of some other provisions also exist in law under which users are given powers to use freely of the protected works in cases of sound recordings, cinematographic film, computer programs under certain exceptional cases. Copyright is a property right that subsists in certain specified types of works as provided in the act for the owner or creator of those specified subsists. The owner of the copyright subsisting in his work the exclusive right to do certain acts in relation to the work such as making a copy, broadcasting or selling copies to the public. These are examples of the acts which are directly restricted by 2P. Narayanan (2001), “Intellectual Property Law (3rd Edition)”, Kolkata-New Delhi: Eastern La