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ELP, Karanjawala win for Next Radio, MBPL in compulsory licence challenge

Economic Laws Practice (ELP) and Karanjawala & Co defended and won a favourable order for, respectively, Next Radio and Music Broadcast (MBPL) in a writ petition filed by Phonograhic Performance  (PPL) in the Delhi high court challenging six compulsory licenses of Next Radio.

ELP partner Kirat Nagra with associate manager Kartik Yadav acted for Next Radio.

Karanjawala partner Meghna Mishra and associates Manmeet Kaur, Akhil Sachar, Manan Chadha and Dheeraj P Deo acted for MBPL.

Senior advocate Rajiv Nayyar was briefed for both the radio stations.

PPL had challenged the Registrar of Copyright’s order granting compulsory licenses to Next Radio’s stations in six cities and nine other compulsory licences granted to MBPL over and above the Copyright Board.

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Like +0 Object -0 Clifford Chance 13 Jan 15, 23:11
Kian, please could you spell that ''pleaders' name correctly? Shouldn't it be spelt as 'Rajiv'?
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Like +0 Object -0 kianganz 13 Jan 15, 23:25
Thanks, sorry for the typo!
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Like +0 Object -0 incomplete 16 Jan 15, 16:01
So who represented Phonographic?
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Like +1 Object -0 teriyaki 27 Jan 15, 22:50
Dear Kian,

How is this a 'win'? The outcome has been linked to pending litigation before the Chennai HC and also the Court has reached the conclusion that Respondent No. 3 has not paid the appropriate fees before the Copyright Boar. The relevant potion is "Therefore, it is imperative that fee of Rs.200/- is to be paid per sound recording in the Repertoire of the petitioners. The respondent No. 3 has not paid the prescribed fee for the compulsory licences granted by the impugned order for any of its Radio Stations."

Appears to be poor reporting.
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