No ban on the sale of reference books: Allahabad HC

Last update: October 21, 2022, 11:53 PM HST

No Ban on Sale of Reference Books, Says Allahabad High Court (PTI)

The court clarified that this instruction should not prevent any action against a person for copyright infringement or because of the commission of an infringement.

The High Court in Allahabad has banned education authorities in Uttar Pradesh from taking action against bookstores for keeping textbooks that can be used as reference volumes for courses taught by the UP board, even though they are not the textbooks or texts prescribed by the council and approved by NCERT (National Council for Educational Research and Training).

The court clarified that this instruction should not prevent any action against a person for copyright infringement or because of the commission of an infringement.

Justice Manoj Misra and Justice Umesh Chandra Sharma issued notices to UP Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad and other education authorities during the hearing of a written motion filed by M/S Rajeev Prakashan and company.

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The high court has asked the education authorities to explain their legal authority to issue an instruction dated July 29, which was adopted by the District Inspector of Schools (DIOS), Mirzapur.

The DIOS had ordered that state booksellers could not sell reference textbooks from private publishers and only sell books authorized by the Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad.

Setting November 21 as the next hearing date, the court observed: “Furthermore, according to our prima facie assessment, there could be no blanket ban on the publication of textbooks by authors who might be useful to students of as reference works, although they cannot be boasted. as textbooks or textbooks prescribed/approved by the Board for the courses it provides. »

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