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shantnu gaur (Law Consultant)     10 February 2011

copyright of a song

sir/mam,

can there be a copyright of a song all together. can a tune also be copyrighted.

 

thanking in advance to those who responds early. 



 8 Replies

N.K.Assumi (Advocate)     11 February 2011

No, because song is not the type of work in which copyright subsits. Song consists of words written by one man and its music by another and these two works are entirely different and can not be merged, as such the song itself has no copyright, unless the same is a work of one man that is both song and music owned by one person only.

Suchitra. S (Advocate)     11 February 2011

A song can have copyright. The tune can be protected through copyright too.

ghanshyam hemdev (director)     19 February 2011

If you use two creative talents, one to write the song and the other to create a tune and add music notes to it and pay them for thier effort with an agreement to the same.Then you are the producer of such work and can register the copyright of the same in your name.But in absense of either payment being made or an agreement then the creator of the words and the creator of the tune/music will have copyrights subsisted in the work in thier name.Any usage will need to have thier consent.

jyotirmaya behera (advocate)     02 March 2011

both song & tune can be copy rit.

Mallik Karra (Done with AIBE)     15 March 2011

@ Author.....

 

Mr. Ghanshyam has given the appropriate answer per existing scenario..... but yes this would change ones the proposed copyright amendment bill 2010 is made law........

Kumar S N (Student)     22 August 2011

Sir,

can a copy right protected game transformed to a movie??

If done so, and it's a infringment what are the defenses that can be sought?

ghanshyam hemdev (director)     22 August 2011

No : a game is also a creative efforts with character, moves and levels and thus enjoy copyright.Normally games are made on characters made famous by movies.Either way you will need the consent of the creator of these characters to make either one,movies or games.

ghanshyam hemdev (director)     22 August 2011

No : a game is also a creative efforts with character, moves and levels and thus enjoy copyright.Normally games are made on characters made famous by movies.Either way you will need the consent of the creator of these characters to make either one,movies or games.If you have infringed any copyright then the consequences will have to be faced.


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