Gangavath Ekitha | Edited by Prabhat Bandhulya
LICENSE NECCASRY FOR PLAYING MUSIC IN MARRIAGES AND FUNCTIONS
The order is significant because it necessitates a licence for "usage" of audio recordings all through wedding functions.
The order was issued by Justice Raj Mohan Singh in response to a petition filed by Novex Communications Private Limited against with the Union of India and then another respondent willing to challenge the August 27, 2019 public notice. According to Justice Raj Mohan Singh, the respondent Registrar issued the public notice without "perceiving" the Act's provisions to mean that "the use of any sound recording in the duration of religious ceremony, including a marriage procession as well as other social festive occasions linked with a wedding, doesn't really amount to breach of copyrights and thus no licence is required to be obtained for the purpose."
COURT TAKES UP EMPLOYES BENEFIT CASE:
The order is as follows: "Under the Indian Constitution, the judiciary is an integral part of the 'State' as a constitutional organisation. Of furthermore, staff members of the high court establishment are to be controlled by the standards prescribed by the qualified authorities in respect of cadre rights and benefits, in conformance with the division of powers; even so, the high court forms an essential part of the'state' as an organisation. As a result, staff members of the high court establishment cannot be denied the benefits to which state government employees, i.e. the executive and legislative strands, are obligated." The Court Directed the chief secretaries of Haryana and Punjab, as well as the UT adviser, to file specific affidavits explaining why staff members of the high court establishment ought not be treated equally with those of corresponding governments/administrations in terms of "non-cadre specific" advantages. The affidavits should be filed well in ahead of time of the next hearing date, or it will be presumed that the governments and Chandigarh administration do not oppose this.