How ludicrous can it get?


This is an interesting debate… Just goes to show how ludicrous this copyright-performing rights-control on knowledge and information and art debate is going! From the Community Radio – India mailing list. Sajan Venniyoor wrote: On 12/16/08, Arti Jaiman wrote: > Since we work with children, some of them wanted to go on > air on their CR singing their favourite Hindi movie songs. Where > do we stand on the copyright front there? Is this acceptable to air? This is an IPRS issue (as in Indian Performing Rights, not Intellectual Property Rights), and according to the Society, your children have … Continue reading How ludicrous can it get?

More pressures on the broadcast media…


While we carry on our Community Radio campaign, this report Television channels under pressure from Screen India brings up another issue. It says: “In an attempt to pressurise the broadcasting media, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has drafted a bill that seeks to give sweeping powers to the bureaucracy to “inspect, search and seize equipment” and even “prosecute” media companies on a mere complaint from any individual. In an attempt to pressurise the broadcasting media, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has drafted a bill that seeks to give sweeping powers to the bureaucracy to “inspect, search and seize equipment” and … Continue reading More pressures on the broadcast media…