Playing songs during marriage function, religious ceremonies not Copyright violation; No license required

Murali Krishnan September 1 2019

Utilisation of any sound recording during the course of a religious ceremony including marriage procession and any other social festivities associated with marriage does not amount to copyright violation, the Central government has clarified.

Hence, no license is required to be obtained for the same.

The clarification has been issued by the Copyright Office by way of a Public Notice dated August 27.

As per the notice, representations were received from various stakeholders seeking clarification on whether . . .

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