PRINTERS AND PUBLISHERS ORDINANCE

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Five copies of books printed and of all subsequent editions, to be delivered at the office of the Registrar within a month of being printed.

3. Receipt for copies

4. Disposal of copies received under section 2.

5. Registration of memoranda of books.

6. Publication of memoranda registered.

7. Monthly declarations by printers.

8. Offences.

9. Declarations and offences by incorporated companies and other Corporations.

10. Mode of recovering penalties

11. Power of Minister to make rules.

12. Power of Minister to exclude any class of books from operation of this Ordinance.

13. Interpretation.

1 of 1885,

48 of 1973,

6 of 1976,

28 of 1951,

27 of 1983.

AN ORDINANCE to regulate the Printing and publication of books and to provide for the preservation of copies of books and for the registration of particulars relating thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 1st April, 1885]

1. Short title.

This Ordinance may be cited as the Printers and Publishers Ordinance.

2. Five copies of books printed and of all subsequent editions, to be delivered at the office of the Registrar within a month of being printed.

Five printed or lithographed copies of the whole of every book which shall be printed or lithographed in Sri Lanka together with all maps, prints, or other engravings belonging thereto, finished and coloured in the same manner as the best copies of the same shall be produced, and also of any second or subsequent edition which shall be so produced with any additions or alterations, whether the same shall be in letterpress or in the maps, prints, or other engravings belonging thereto, and whether the first edition of such book shall have been produced before or after this Ordinance shall come into force, shall, within one calendar month after the day in which any such book shall first be delivered out of the press, and notwithstanding any agreement (if the book be published) between the printer and publisher thereof, be delivered free of any charge, claim, or demand whatsoever by the printer, bound, sewed, or stitched together, and upon the best paper on which the same shall be printed or lithographed, at the office of the Registrar. The publisher or other person employing the printer shall, at a reasonable time before the expiration of the said month, supply him with all maps, prints, and engravings, finished and coloured as aforesaid, which may be necessary to enable him to comply with the requirements aforesaid.

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