Ilaiyaraaja wins long fought copyright battle

MCAI - 05 Jun 2019

Ilaiyaraaja wins copyright battle

For scores of fans of the much-celebrated film music composer R. Ilaiyaraaja, this could well be music to their ears.

The Madras High Court on Tuesday ruled that he was entitled to “special moral rights” over 4,500 songs composed by him for more than 1,000 movies in his career spanning over four decades.

Decreeing a civil suit filed by him in 2014 against a group of music labels, including Malaysia-based Agi Music, Echo Recording of Chennai, Unisys Info Solution of Andhra Pradesh and Giri Trading Company of Mumbai, Justice Anita Sumanth held that the composer was entitled to the moral rights in line with Section 57 of the Copyright Act, 1957.


Source; The Hindu

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