• DO YOU GET

    ROYALTY

    FOR YOUR VIDEO/FILM?
  • DO YOU GET

    ROYALTY

    FOR YOUR VIDEO/FILM?
  • DO YOU GET

    ROYALTY

    FOR YOUR VIDEO/FILM?
  • DO YOU GET

    ROYALTY

    FOR YOUR VIDEO/FILM?

Accelerating Chapter VII of Copyright Act 1957 on “Copyright Society”

for issuing

“Cinematograph Performance License ~ CPL ”

under “Cinematographic Film Work"

Copyright confers exclusive Rights as per Section 14 of the Copyright Act 1957 which are vested with the Copyright Owners and further the statute has given the Owners , the right to forbid others to exploit the work.

Ideally these rights are exercised on Individual basis by an agreement between the Copyright Owner (Assignor) and the acquirer (the Assignee). Such individual exercise of Rights are norm and that’s the reason Section 30 under Chapter VI of Copyright Act 1957 has given the licensing authority to the Owner and to his Agent. But in each country the licensing provision can get restricted with stipulations and in India the said Licensing provision got restricted under Chapter VII of the Copyright Act 1957 to have Single window approach as “Copyright Society” for each work.

WHY THE COPYRIGHT GETS RESTRICTED BY THE LEGISLATION

First of foremost ~ attention is drawn to the fundamental Doctrine of Copyright statue that “Copyright is a Government granted monopoly for a limited period of time in which Authors / Owners and Other owners are given “exclusive rights” (not absolute rights) with restrictions / fair use exemptions / compulsory and statutory licensing”.

Second ~ the ultimate Goal of Copyright is to enhance Public welfare and Public Connivence which is amply clear under Section 33(3) of the Copyright Act 1957.

Last but not the least ~ “The General rule of law is , that the noblest of human productions ~ knowledge, truths ascertained , conceptions and ideas become after voluntary communication to others, free as the air to common use. International News Service v. Associated Press , 248 US 215,250 (1918). Justice Brandeis reflected this view in the beginning of the 19th Century in a famous dissent.