No license required for Playing songs during marriage function, religious ceremonies not Copyright violation;

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No license required for Playing songs in marriage


Central Government has clarify use of any sound recording during the course of a religious ceremony including marriage procession and any other social festivities associated with marriage does not amount to copyright violation. Hence, no license is required to be obtained for the same.

Copyright Office made clarification by way of a Public Notice dated August 27.

In the notice set out Section 52 of the Copyright Act, 1957 which enlists certain acts which do not constitute a violation of copyright. Sub-section(1)(za) exempts the performance of a literary, dramatic or musical work or the communication to the public of such work or of a sound recording in the course of any bona fide religious ceremony, marriage or official ceremony held by the Central Government or the State Government or any local authority.

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