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Penalties and summary proceedings in respect of dealings which infringe copyright. 14.—(1) If any person knowingly—

(a) makes for sale or hire any infringing copy of work in which copyright subsists; or
(b) sells or lets for hire, or by way of trade exposes or offers for sale or hire any such copy; or
(c) distributes such copies either for the purposes of trade or to such an extent as to affect prejudicially the owner for the copyright; or
(d) by way of trade exhibits in public any such copy; or
(e) imports into Cyprus for sale or hire any such copy,

shall commit an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding two pounds for every copy dealt with in contravention of this section, but not exceeding five hundred pounds in respect of the same transaction; and in the case of a second or any subsequent conviction he shall be liable to a fine not exceeding one thousand pounds or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or to both such penalties.

(2) Any person who knowingly makes or has in his possession any plate for the purpose of making infringing copies of any work in which copyright subsists shall commit an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds, or, in the case of a second or any subsequent conviction, he shall be liable to a fine not exceeding one thousand pounds or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or to both such penalties.

(3) Any person who knowingly causes or permits a scientific, literary, artistic or musical work to be performed in public thereby infringing a copyright which subsists in such work shall commit an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding five hundred pounds or in the case of a second or any subsequent conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding one thousand pounds or to imprisonment not exceeding three months or to both such penalties.

(4) The Court before which any such proceedings are taken may, whether the alleged offender is convicted or not, order that all copies of the work or all plates in the possession of the alleged offender, which appear to it to be infringing copies, or to be plates for the purpose of making infringing copies, shall be destroyed or delivered up to the owner of the copyright or otherwise dealt with as the Court may think fit.

(5) For the purposes of this section "Court" means the President of the Distict Court or Senior District Judge or District Judge having territorial jurisdiction to try any offence under this section and impose the penalties prescribed thereunder.

Appointment of competent authority and duties of such authority. 15.—(1) In any case where it appears to the competent authority that a licensing body—

(a) is unreasonably refusing to grant licences in respect of copyright; or