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In a very interesting precedent from the Madras High Court, M/s Novex Communications Pvt. Ltd., a company which sometimes acts as an “agent” and sometimes “owner” of the right to “on ground performances” of the catalogues of several music labels (contracts available on its website here), has lost its...
The DPIIT under the aegis of Ministry of Commerce & Industry has granted certificate of registration to Recorded Music Performance Limited (RMPL) under Section 33(3) of the Copyright Act, 1957 and permitted it to commence and carry on the copyright business in sound recording works. Read certificate here. As covered...
The Copyright Office vide its public notice dated November 27, 2020 has invited for objections/ comments, if any from public/ stakeholders, in respect of application filed by Screenwriters Rights Association of India (SRAI) for registration as a copyright society under Section 33 of the Copyright Act in literary and...
The end of 2020 and beginning of 2021 saw two landmark decisions which would change the face of music industry in India, the first one being of IPAB’s decision on radio royalties in the first statutory licensing case (Music Broadcast Limited vs Tips Industries Limited & Ors) under Section...
The Copyright Office vide public notice dated February 18, 2022, notified that the Pahari Performing Rights Association has filed an application for registration as a copyright society under Section 33 of the Copyright Act, 1957 for carrying out business of issuing or granting license in respect of musical works...
As recently as on 24th January, 2024, the Bombay High Court, has passed a detailed judgment in the batch of Novex Communications Private Ltd. v. Trade Wings Hotels Limited and connected matters, holding Novex Communications as well as Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL)  to be entities, that can act as...
(This post has been co-authored by Harshil Dureja and Anushree Rauta) Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) (petitioner) is a collective rights organization licensing its members’ sound recordings for communication to public in the areas of public performance and radio broadcast. PPL owns and/or controls the Public Performance rights of some of...
Delhi High Court vide its order dated April 11, 2022 granted relief to both RMPL and PPL in their conflict over registration as a copyright society. The Court has granted, as a pro tem measure, a stay on the decision of the single judge order to the extent that...
In the writ petitions filed by Phonographic Performance Limited for setting aside (i) the order dated 25 May 2021 passed by the Government rejecting the application filed by PPL for re-registration as a copyright society and (ii) certificate of registration dated 18 June 2021 granted to Recorded Music Performance...
On November 20, 2019 the media and entertainment industry woke up to the breaking news about FIR being filed by Economic Offences Wing (EOW) against one of India’s leading film studio and music label YRF (Yash Raj Films). The news read as under: “The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai...

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