The Statutory Mechanical License in India: Whose Version [Of the Law] is Correct?
Manupatra Intellectual Property Reports, MIPR, Vol. 1, p. A-115, 2007
20 Pages Posted: 24 Nov 2008
Date Written: March 1, 2007
The paper examines Section 52 (1)(j) of the Indian Copyright Act 1957 that provides a statutory license to manufacture versions recordings of literary and musical works. The paper examines the various cases on the point and also looks at the genesis of this provision in US and UK law with reference to the business of music publishing.
Keywords: version recording, cover version, cover recording, remix, musical work, 52 (1) (j), Copyright Act 1957, piano rolls, music publishing,
JEL Classification: k00
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