Copyrights of works of the countries mentioned in the International Copyright Order are protected in India, as if such works are Indian works. Copyright of nationals of countries who are members of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, Universal Copyright Convention and the TRIPS Agreement are protected in India through the International Copyright Order. Copyright as provided by the Indian Copyright Act is valid only within the borders of the country. To secure protection to Indian works in foreign countries, India has become a member of the several international conventions on copyright and related rights.

The central government has the power to extent copy right to foreign works which includes:-
a. Works first published outside India.
b. Unpublished works of authors who are citizen of foreign countries.