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Odisha cops serve notice on two for Copyright violation


Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, Sep 12:

Twin city Commissionerate of Police today issued a show-cause notice to two former employees of Kolkata based company – Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) – for violation of Copyright Act of the music company T-series.

The police have given seven days’ time to Chief Executive Officer of PPL Khetramohan Nanda and Marketing Manager Gourab Mohanty to reply to the notice.

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The matter came to light after T-series company Law officer Soumya Haldhar has lodged an FIR at the Nayapalli police station here alleging that both Nanda and Mohanty had violated the copyright of the company by playing the recorded part of the music and video CDs of it in public places without first receiving the permission of the copyright owners.

Without getting permission from T-series, the duo used to help organise music and video CDs of the company in public like hotels and restaurant to get huge sums of money in their business, he alleged in his complaint.

Police sources said, PPL, a UK-based music licensing company, and among 42 companies in our country to have tied up with T-series, deals with the licensing of music videos when they are played in public or broadcast on TV.

“We have received a copyright violation act case against two former employees of PPL. A show notice has been issued to Nanda and Mohanty to reply within seven days. If the duo failed to reply,action will be taken against them according to the law,” said a senior officer of the Nayapalli police station.