INDIAN RECORD MANUFACTURING CO. LTD. GRANTED RELIEFS IN THEIR COPYRIGHT DISPUTE AGAINST ILLAIYARAJA

Published On: 20/03/2020

Practice Area: Intellectual Property

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Recently, the Madras High Court in a copyright infringement dispute between Indian Record Manufacturing Co. Ltd. and Mr. Illaiyaraja, revisited the principles of first ownership and assignment of copyrights with respect to musical works constituting underlying works in cinematograph films under the Copyright Act, 1957. The Court discussed the rights of composers of the underlying works, producers of films in which such underlying works are used, and the assignees of such works. INDUSLAW’s Aditi Verma Thakur and Parul Prasad discuss.