FIR Filed against The Andheri Recreation Club of Mumbai for Playing Copyrighted Music without License

An FIR under the copyright act has been filed against The Andheri Recreation Club of Mumbai on 20th Nov 2017, for copyright infringement based on a complaint registered by Novex Communications. The club was playing the songs which includeGulaabofrom the movie Shaandaar, Kala Chashma from the movie Baar Baar Dekho and Laila Main Laila from the movie Raees without paying for it — the rights of which were assigned to Novex Communications by Zee Music. The same company has filed FIRs against many such Clubs, Five-Star Hotels, Resorts, and Malls as well.

Any establishment such as a Club, Hotel, Pub, Convention, Banquet Hall, Mall and Gym etc., needs to take an authorization for using copyrighted music for events such as weddings receptions, sangeets, cocktail parties, award functions, get-togethers, birthday parties or any other events. Even the events organised by the government obtain necessary licenses since it is mandatory.

Novex is engaged in the business of licensing public performance rights in sound recordings. Exploitation of sound recordings, which Novex licenses, includes public performance in hotels, restaurants, lawns, discotheque, resorts, malls and other venues for communication to the public on a commercial basis of the following music labels:

  • ZEE ENTERTAINMENT ENTERPRISES LIMITED
  • YASH RAJ FILMS PRIVATE LIMITED
  • SHEMAROO ENTERTAINMENT PRIVATE LIMITED
  • EROS INTERNATIONAL MEDIA LIMITED

Using or playing copyrighted music without a necessary license is infringing of copyrights, which is a criminal offence. Criminal FIR has already been registered against The Andheri Recreation Club of Mumbai by Novex Communications due to their negligence. Event organisers must pay royalty to Novex Communications, which hold the rights for the use of copyrighted songs.

As the New Year is approaching, most of the Clubs, Five-Star Hotels, Resorts and many other Event Organisers have hosted New Year Party across the Country. Novex Communications holds copyright of the top music tracks from the industry which includes Swag Se Swagaat, Zingaat, Laila Main Laila, Kala Chashma and many more. You can check the entire list here http://novex.in/song-list/

To organize uninterrupted New Year Parties, obtain license from Novex Communications Today.To apply for license you can simply visit http://novex.in/apply-licence/

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