Jaipur Police states ‘No music licenses required for weddings and regional events’
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Industry Watch | January 4, 2023 | News
Jaipur Police Copyright Act 1957 Rajasthan Government
Jaipur Police has initiated a circular to raise awareness on the copyright ssues faced by wedding planners and their patrons /guests over playing recorded music.
The circular states that under the Copyright Act 1957, ‘No music license is required for any kind of wedding functions including sangeet and regional events.'
According to section 52(1) (ZA) of copyright act, 1957, states that the performance of a literary, dramatic or musical work or the communication to the public of such work or of sound recording in the course of any bona fide religious ceremony or an official ceremony held by government or local authority shall not amount to copyright infringement. Therefore, no license is required in furtherance of the same.
Ankur Kalra,Treasurer, EEMA said, "We as the nodal body in the events space have been working towards creating awareness about all the exemptions and nuances of the copyright act amongst event managers, hotels and authorities such as police. This circular is welcomed by us and will go a long way towards reducing harassment of agencies and organisers in the social events space. We hope that other states also issue similar directions shortly on the matter."
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Jaipur Police stated that under the Copyright Act 1957, ‘No music license is required for any kind of wedding functions including sangeet and regional events’.