KOLKATA POLICE LODGE FIR AGAINST “ONE BOTTLE DOWN” RESTAURANT & ITS DIRECTORS FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT IN A COMPLAINT FILED BY NOVEX COMMUNICATIONS

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As per reports, the Kolkata police (O. C. Shakespeare Police Station) has lodged a first information report (FIR) against ABNM Restaurant Private Limited which runs the restro-bar ‘One Bottle Down’ in a copyright infringement complaint filed by Novex Communications, following directions from the Calcutta Metropolitan Magistrate Court.

Novex Communications had moved the Metropolitan Magistrate Court under Section 156(3) CrPC after the restro-bar failed to respond to a legal notice sent on 12 September 2018 for playing song from the stable of music labels associated with Novex.  The Metropolitan Magistrate Court, after hearing out the application from Novex Communications on 10th October 2018 ordered O. C. Shakespeare Police Station to conduct a proper investigation for this complaint and take necessary action. The police after conducting the investigation lodged FIR against One Bottle Down for copyright infringement.

ABNM Restaurant and its director did not comply to procure permission by paying the fees to Novex to use the song in their commercial establishment.Novex currently holds the ‘On Ground Performance Rights’ of Zee Music, Eros, Tips as an assignee of these rights and has been authorized by M/s. Yash Raj Films Private Limited as its authorized agent to exploit public performance rights’ in the “sound recordings” of the songs contained in the Films which are part of the repertoire of YRF in accordance with Section 30 of the Act. The copies of all such previous agreements are available on the website of Novex here.

This is not the first time when FIR has been filed on a complaint lodged by Novex Communications. We had covered here & ,here, on few such other FIRs.

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