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  • Copyright War Against Audio Companies

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    The Kannada film industry's music composers and lyricists have come out against audio companies. They have said a firm no to the demand of audio companies that they should sign a NOC for giving their music and lyrics to films stating they have received full remuneration for it. The composers and lyricists called for a press conference earlier today and said this demand for NoC is being put up to circumvent the amendment to the Indian Copyright Act which gives them share in the songs even after they are used in the movies.

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    Top composers like Harikrishna, V Manohar, Gurukiran, Arjun Janya, Anoop Seelin and lyricists like Yograj Bhat, V Nagendra Prasad and many others were present.

    All of them said they are united and will not allow themselves to be exploited by audio companies. They said they are paid remuneration for the songs to be used in films and not for their other exploitation elsewhere and the law now gives them a share in it. But audio companies are trying to avoid it by getting them to sign NOCs.

  • Well known Writer Gopal Vajpayee no more

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    Well known writer Gopal Vajpayee who has worked as a screen writer and lyricist to Shivarajakumar starrer 'Kabira' and many other films has breathed his last tonight. He was 66 and died because of Asthama.

    Gopal Vajapayee started his career as a journalist and worked in 'Samyuktha Karnataka'. Along with that, he wote for films like 'Santha Shishunala Sharifa', 'Nagamandala', 'Sangya Balya', 'Singaravva' and others. He later joined ETV Kannada and wrote for the very famous 'Ede Tumbi Haduvenu' anchored by S B Balasubramaniam.

    Gopal Vajpayee settled in Bangalore after retirement. His last film was 'Kabira'. Gopal Vajpayee will be cremated in Bangalore on Wednesday.

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