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Title: Recording that Different Version – An Indian Raga
Authors: Vibhaw, Nawneet
Venkataraman, Abishek
Keywords: Version recording
Musical work
Issue Date: Sep-2007
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: This paper discusses and critically examines the law relating to version recording rights, in the light of the contemporary trends in the Indian music industry. Version recording rights have been the subject to intense scrutiny with the music industry lobbying for deleting the provision. Certain amendments to the Copyright Act have been proposed by the Human Resources Development Ministry which has been examined. The paper, divided into five parts, gives a brief overview of the concept of copyright in the introductory part, the second part deals with the concept of adaptation in musical work which forms the basis for the concept of version recording. The third part deals with the origin of version recording rights in Indian law, under Section 52(1)(j) of the Copyright Act, and attempts to assess its impact on the music industry. The fourth part discusses the Indian case laws. The final part, conclusion, critically examines the proposed amendments with this regard and also covers authors’ views.
Page(s): 480-487
ISSN: 0971-5544
Source:JIPR Vol.12(5) [September 2007]

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