IPRS obtains registration as a copyright society under Section 33 of the Copyright Act, 1957 under the chairmanship of Javed Akhtar

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The Indian Performing Rights Society received its official registration as a copyright society on November 28, 2017. Originally formed in 1969, the society represents a majority of Indian composers, lyricists and music companies. The IPRS has been embroiled in litigations and investigations in the last few years over transparency issues. Following the Indian Singers Rights Association (ISRA), IPRS is the second copyright society to receive registration under the Copyright Act, 1957 post the 2012 Amendment.

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