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Rajya Sabha clears copyright bill, B-Town hails Javed Akhtar

With the Rajya Sabha passing an amendment to improve the rights of composers and writers, B-Town biggies Sonu Niigaam, Kailash Kher, Shabana Azmi and Rohit Roy have hailed veteran writer Javed Akhtar for his efforts in getting the

Friday, May 18, 2012 | 2:28:17 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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With the Rajya Sabha passing an amendment to improve the rights of composers and writers, B-Town biggies Sonu Niigaam, Kailash Kher, Shabana Azmi and Rohit Roy have hailed veteran writerjaved akhtar Javed Akhtar for his efforts in getting the measure through.

Akhtar has been pushing for an amendment in the copyright laws to give music directors and lyricists a share of the profits earned on their work. The amendment to the copyright act was passed by the Rajya Sabha Thursday and will now go to the Lok Sabha.

Akhtar's wife Shabana was ecstatic.

"Hurrah copyright amendment bill passed in Rajya Sabha. Javed's historic moment to give lyricists, composers 12 percent of their rightful share," she tweeted.

Sonu wrote: "Copyright act passed by the Rajya Sabha... For not just the composers and lyrics writer but singers too. Congratulations. Kudos @Javedakhtarjadu."

Akhtar and actress Jaya Bachchan spoke in support of amendments to the bill at the Rajya Sabha.

"Javed Akhtar is a real hero for fighting for all creative people. We are blessed to see the change and people behind it. Finally copyright is and will be defined in real now in our country, congratulations to all intellectual property owners, finally you are protected," tweeted Kher.

"Copyright bill passed... Congrats Javed saab... All you efforts paid off," tweeted Rohit, while Ehsaan Noorani of the famous trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy wrote: "@Javedakhtarjadu stellar speech in the RS! Many Congratulations on the bill being passed."


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Posted on: 21 May 2012 at 12:15am
congrats to all magicians of music

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