Chandigarh- DJ Light and Sound Associations throughout the nation begin protest towards the unregistered copyright corporations PPL (Phonographic Performance Limited) – Novax Communication Limited and IPRS (Indian Performing Rights Society). They have united and opened a entrance towards these so-called corporations. Associations says that these so-called unregistered copyright corporations have dedicated a rip-off of greater than Rs 2500 crore with the assistance of the resort trade throughout the nation. The associations have written letters to the Prime Minister, the Home Minister, the Chief Justice of India, the ED, the Commerce Minister and the Corporate Affairs Minister, demanding an investigation into these corporations. People from Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, and so forth participated on this press convention. Officials and members of DJ Light and Sound Association from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand expressed their anger towards the looting and plundering of those corporations and warned that if this plundering and racketeering isn’t stopped then there will likely be severe penalties.
In the press convention held at Chandigarh Press Club, Media and IP Advocate (Mumbai) Shekhar Menon mentioned that PPL-Novax and IPRS and plenty of different corporations will not be registered below the Copyright Act, their representatives have been working for the final a number of years. In collaboration with the resort trade, they threaten harmless folks and extort large quantities of cash by threatening them with false circumstances. People e book lodges for his or her household capabilities, whereas many hoteliers leak their privateness and inform these corporations in regards to the capabilities going down of their lodges. Due to which the representatives of those corporations attain the spot and threaten the organizer with authorized motion in the event that they play music illegally. To keep away from any authorized motion, the organizer is prepared for any sort of compromise and the representatives of the businesses who come to gather the cash give them faux receipts of half the quantity. He and the resort operator divide the remainder in half. If somebody doesn’t compromise with them, he’s referred to as to the police station and threatened. If somebody goes to the court docket towards their bullying, then 15-15 of their legal professionals attain the court docket and attempt to mislead the honorable court docket with their false arguments. In this manner, these corporations, with the assistance of many lodges, have looted greater than Rs 2500 crore throughout the nation. He additional mentioned that we respect the regulation and are able to pay license charges solely to legally registered corporations.
Chandigarh DJ-Light and Sound Association Chairman Manmohan Jolly mentioned that DJ Light and Sound operators throughout the nation have united towards these three and different unregistered copyright corporations and are rebelling towards the racketeering and unlawful extortion performed by them. The bugle has been sounded. DJ operators have now began a rise up towards these corporations with none worry or intimidation and have demanded the return of the looted cash.
Association President Sunil Kumar Sonu and General Secretary SK Singla mentioned that the unlawful restoration rip-off performed by these three unregistered copyright corporations PPL- Novax and IPRS is value Rs 2500 crore. We pays license charge solely to these organizations that are registered by regulation. We wish to make the general public conscious that if you happen to set up any non-public perform then you need to pay further license charge for arranging DJ sound system, in any other case they’ll cease your occasion. Therefore, all of you collectively ought to increase your voice towards their bullying. These unregistered corporations have collected black cash value Rs 2500 crore. Many occasions they don’t give receipts for the occasions. They will not be licensed for marriages, ring ceremonies and birthday events nor do they offer any receipt. If this isn’t stopped by these unregistered copyright corporations, then they are going to be pressured to take some concrete steps towards their bullying.
Association official JP Singh additionally strongly condemned the looting of those corporations and mentioned that these corporations have been doing racketeering and looting throughout the nation for a very long time. Strictest motion must be taken towards them and the looted cash must be returned. We have additionally written letters to the nation’s Prime Minister, Home Minister, Chief Justice of India, ED, Commerce Minister and Corporate Affairs Minister, demanding that these corporations be investigated by ED.
On this event, IP Advisor Sanjeev Wadhwa mentioned that at current all these three corporations will not be registered below the Copyright Act. When it isn’t registered, then on what foundation are they extorting cash by threatening folks? If it’s registered, then present the paperwork of Copyright Act 33 which may show its authenticity. Sanjeev Wadhwa mentioned that the Copyright Act got here into existence in 1957, below which PPL and Novax had been registered. In the yr 1994, some modifications had been made in it below Copyright Act 33, however these corporations continued their extortion enterprise ignoring these amendments. These corporations remained registered below the Copyright Act until 2012, however after that they didn’t comply with the brand new guidelines and laws and declared themselves registered below the Copyright Act. IIPRS, which got here into existence within the yr 2017, received registered below the Copyright Act, which can expire within the yr 2022. But their restoration enterprise remains to be occurring. From 2013 to 2023, these three so referred to as corporations have dedicated a fraud of Rs 2500 crore. Due to this the nation has additionally been affected in income.
In the tip, all of them collectively mentioned in a single voice that if strict motion isn’t taken as quickly as doable towards the looting and racketeering of those corporations, then they are going to be pressured to take to the streets in anger and must face severe penalties.