- Amends the Copyright Act, 1957.
- Expands definition of copyright to protect owners of literary or musical works.
- Also protects performers and allows them to make sound or visual recordings of their performances and reproducing them in any medium.
- Copyright of a film currently rests with the producer for 60 years. The bill extends copyright to a director as well, but for 70 years.
- Makes special provisions for those whose work is used in films or sound recordings (e.g. lyricists or composers).
- Allows for the production of copyrighted work in special formats (such as Braille), for use by persons with disability, without infringing copyright.