Superstar Amitabh Bachchan, the legend of the industry is possible to lose rights to his father’s work. Yes! Amitabh Bachchan is the son of renowned poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
Amitabh Bachchan expressed his deep regard and affection with anger on his blog towards his father and poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan. He opposed the copyright law in India which deals with literary work.
Amitabh Bachchan argued over claiming his right to his father’s works:
Written copyright and whatever else in the realm lives 60 years after the passing with the elements of them that be the rightful uttradhikari. Really? So who designed 60 years? why 60 why not 61, or why not perpetuity !!
However, Senior Bachchan strongly expressed his anger and said:
I OPPOSE, DISAGREE, LAMENT, DISPUTE, BE IN VARIANCE OF, IN VEHEMENT LOUD SCREAMS OF VOICE .. EVER. My inheritance be mine…not another’s after the passing of its stipulated time in years .. 60 .. i am genetically my Father’s son .. he be willed to me of all that be in asset of his .. his writings be his .. his heir be me .. his writings be mine .. MINE ! I shall not and will not allow its dilution to general public.
Well, the Copyrights Act, 1957 proclaims:
“In the case of a literary, dramatic or musical work or an engraving, in which copyright subsists at the date of the death of the author or, in the case of any such work of joint authorship, at or immediately before the date of the death of the author who dies last, but which, or any adaptation of which, has not been published before that date, copyright shall subsist until sixty years from the beginning of the calendar year next following the year in which the work is first published or, where an adaptation of the work is published in any earlier year, from the beginning of the calendar year next following that year.”
A noted Indian poet of the Nayi Kavita literary movement Harivansh Rai Bachchan passed away on 18 January 2003.
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