The Supreme Court today has refused to stay the release of the film ‘Kaala’ over copyright infringement claims made by KS Rajashekaran. [Read order here]
The Supreme Court was hearing a petition filed by KS Rajashekaran, who had alleged that the producer of Kaala had used his copyright-protected work without prior permission. The Madras High Court on May 16 had posted his plea for June 16, following which the petitioner approached the Supreme Court.
From the details available on the Supreme Court’s website, K.S. Rajashekaran seems to have filed a special leave petition [SLP(C) No. 015055 – / 2018] against South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce, Wonderbar Films Pvt. Ltd, PA. Ranjtih (film director) and Shivaji Rao Gaikwad aka Rajinikanth.
As per reports, the vacation Bench comprising Justices A K Goel and Ashok Bhushan today refused to entertain a plea by K S Rajashekaran, who sought an injunction against release of the movie and told the petitioner’s counsel “You want an injunction against the release of the movie. Everybody is waiting for the film to be released.”
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