Essential reading for Indian artists: The Madras HC's judgment in the Ilaiyaraja copyright disputeJune 8 2019
While putting an end to a long-standing copyright dispute involving music maestro Ilaiyaraja, the Madras High Court recently made pertinent observations regarding the allocation of copyright when it comes to musical compositions.
Justice Anita Sumanth highlighted that a music composer's copyright over his musical work is distinct from a film producer's rights over sound recordings in a film.
Notably, the Court also highlighted that the author of a work retains moral rights
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