Got a notice on copyright infringement? Here’s what you could do to avoid the fiasco

We often get pictures off google search results. You know, to post on our website, social media, and other platforms? But, while being sneaky, did you know you could be breaking the law?

You could face legal actions when you use images without permission or a licence. The owners of the copyright have certain exclusive rights. Section 25 of the Copyright Act of 1957 states that the photographs are protected by copyrights for a period of 60 years. Copyright infringement is a criminal offence under Section 63 of the Copyright act and the minimum punishment is imprisonment for six months with the minimum fine of INR 50,000

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Hansysanctis

She/Her | Writer | Cook | Journalist | Love: Factual news, Animals, Photography, Cuisines, Films and Books.