Amitabh Bachchan is really upset. The veteran actor may lose the exclusive copyright to father Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s literary work thanks to Copyright Act 1957. Sr Bachchan is often seen remembering his father’s work on various occasions right from his blogs to his show to award shows. Big B recently took to his blog to express his displeasure over the possibility of losing the copyright to his late father’s work. (ALSO READ: Thugs Of Hindostan Star Amitabh Bachchan Informs Fans About His Good Health ) Also Read - May Heavens Dance on Your Tune, Masterji! Priyanka Chopra Shares Heart-warming Note on Saroj Khan's Death
In his blog, the Agneepath actor wrote, “Written copyright and whatever else in the realm, lives 60 years after the passing with the elements of them that be rightful. Really? So, who designed 60 years? Why 60 why not 61, or why not perpetuity! Inheritors that come as natural heirs be natural right holders of creative copyright…right… but after 60 years it’s natural inheritors, after the passing, the heirs become the public at large .. ehh …?” Also Read - When Saroj Khan Gave 'Shagun Ka Sikka' to Amitabh Bachchan And Loved His Dance in Khaike Paan Banaraswala
Who did this intellectual legality, at what context. I believe it initiated in 1957 or so… and (I) am angered by its audacity. So, what gets left as natural heir by father Dr Harivansh Rai Bachchan, after his passing passed 60 years, belongs no longer to his domain or possessive copyright as willed…but becomes for the entire Universe to tread, scratch, mutilate, use in commercial consideration on their own creative discretion ??? Rubbish (ALSO READ: Aamir Khan Revealed Amitabh Bachchan’s Role In Thugs Of Hindostan And We Cannot Keep Calm ) Also Read - Watch Xerxes Irani Show How to Exercise Correctly as You Stay at Home During Lockdown
He seemed really upset with the development as he further wrote, “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 ..
I bring my inherited aesthetics to its creativity .. it may be the worst ever .. but it is my copyright .. another after the passage of the time recorded will use and design and perform and monetise and make diversions to it at will ..
BECAUSE .. it now belongs to the public ..????
NEVER NEVER NEVER .. !!!!
my and mine of family will and shall and must have its creative consent before its usage and exploitation after .. that is my inherited right .. it shall prevail ..
who built this Law .. who prescribed the time years of 60 .. why did they do so .. how can individual property become public property .. NO .. that is not .. !!
… and they that argue for it, comment an example of other Literary works and material, that is in practice now in public domain, to be used as and when they or whoever wish, without the benefit of permission and right are delivering argument that it has been the norm now ..
so .. who built the norm .. and why was it built in 1957 +-
was there no creation of eminence before .. did you ever seek to explain ..
JUST BECAUSE ‘BILL’ AND ‘THAKUR’ WERE NOT IN THE ERA OF COPYRIGHT PROTECTION , YOU HAVE TAKEN THE LIBERTY OF CONVENIENTLY SETTING THEM ASIDE .. OR SETTING ASIDE A ‘BEETHOVEN’ OR ‘CHOPIN’ ..
you never made them aware of copyright protection .. and because you did not, how have you reached a conclusion that they would have agreed ..
just because they were unaware of the assumed Law, you have taken advantage of situation and given their works to them that have no right authority by the rightful presence of genes ..
why was not William ‘Bill’ Shakespeare made aware of copyright ; why not Mr Beethoven or Messrs Chopin and Tchaikovsky, or closer home Gurudev Rabindra Nath Tagore ‘Thakur’ .. had they known or made to know, they may never have wished for any other, but their progeny of generations to come … and because no record has been kept of such .. there is a LOSS OF OPPORTUNITY for them that were rightful heirs of them .. !! I fight for it .. ”
Harivansh Rai Bachchan breathed is last on January 18, 2003. His most popular works include Madhushala, Agneepath, Ruke Na Tu, Himmat Karne Walon Ki Haar Nahi Hoti among others.