Section 74 Copyright Act, Section 74 of CA
74. Registrar of Copyrights and 1[Appellate Board] to possess certain powers of civil courts.—The Registrar of Copyrights 2*** shall have the powers of a civil court when trying a suit under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908), in respect of the following matters, namely, —
(a) summoning and enforcing the attendance of any person and examining him on oath;
(b) requiring the discovery and production of any document;
(c) receiving evidence on affidavits;
(d) issuing commissions for the examination of witnesses or documents;
(e) requisitioning any public record or copy thereof from any court or office;
(f) any other matter which may be prescribed.
Explanation.—For the purpose of enforcing the attendance of witnesses, the local limits of the jurisdiction of the Registrar of Copyrights or the 1[Appellate Board], as the case may be, shall be the limits of the territory of India.