ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Collective Rights Management under the Indian Copyright Act

Collective rights management by copyright societies has proven to be a unique policy challenge in India, at least in part due to the inextricable link between popular music and Bollywood movies. The regulatory system has failed to design sufficient incentives for copyright societies to play by the rules in the Copyright Act, enabled large players to capture the licensing market, and failed to provide adjudicatory mechanisms to prevent the exploitation of artists. These problems may be solved by fragmenting of rights monopolies through competition, reviving the Copyright Board, and adopting a system similar to extended collective licensing, a representative licensing system prevalent in several European markets.
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