Compulsory License, under the Indian copyright laws, can be invoked in case of any unpublished and published work [or work communicated to the public] if:
- The work is withheld from public and not communicated to the public in India;
- The author is dead or unknown or cannot be traced;
- Or the owner of the copyright can’t be found;
Then any person may apply to the IPAB for a license to publish or communicate to the public the said work.