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Introduction

India's authors' society, IPRS, has reported a drop in collections for the financial year ending March 2016.

Highlights

  • IPRS commented that unfavorable court rulings and litigation were the main reasons for the income reduction. IPRS has also been instructed by a Delhi court not to issue any new licenses for the next three months.
  • The interim order, which also affects licenses issued by the performance rights organizations (PROs) Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL) and Novex Communications, was made on the grounds that the PROs are unregistered and so are operating in contravention of India's copyright act.

Features and Benefits

  • Details royalty collections by IPRS for the year ending March 2016.
  • Examines the legal claim by EEMA that IPRS is violating the country's copyright act.

Key questions answered

  • What caused the fall in collections by IPRS in its latest financial year?
  • Why does EEMA believe that IPRS is operating in violation of the country's copyright act?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Poor financial year for IPRS
  • Amendments to the Indian Copyright Act
  • Court to rule on PROs' legal standing

Appendix

  • Author

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