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Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867

7. Office copy of declaration to be prima-facie evidence

In any legal proceeding whatever, as well civil as criminal, the production of a copy of such declaration as is aforesaid, attested by the seal of some Court empowered by this Act to have the custody of such declarations, 10[or, in the case of the editor, a copy of the newspaper containing his name printed on it as that of the editor] shall be held (unless the contrary be proved) to be sufficient evidence, as against the person whose name shall be subscribed to such declaration, 10[or printed on such newspaper, as the case may be] that the said person was printer or publisher, or printer and publisher (according as the words of the said declaration may be) of every portion of every 26[newspaper] whereof the title shall correspond with the title of the 26[newspaper] mentioned in the declaration, 10[or the editor of every portion of that issue of the newspaper of which a copy is produced].

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