I AM THE OWNER OF MOBILE SHOPS / CYBER CAFES / AUDIO-VIDEO LIBRARIES, WHY DO I NEED AN UPLOADING / DOWNLOADING LICENCE?
If you upload / download songs of Unique Entertainment and/or its allied companies and copy these songs for the commercial purposes like copying into mobile phone chips, memory cards, pan drives, hard disk etc., then uploading /downloading licence will be legally required from Unique Entertainment.
I AM THE OWNER OF PHOTO STUDIOS, WHY DO I NEED AN UPLOADING / DOWNLOADING LICENCE?
If you upload / download songs of Unique Entertainment and/or its allied companies and use these songs for the commercial purposes like mixing in marriage albums etc., then uploading / downloading licence will be legally required from Unique Entertainment.
I PLAY MUSIC / MUSIC VIDEOS AT MY BUSINESS PLACE, WHY DO I NEED A PUBLIC PERFORMANCE LICENCE?
If you play music / music videos of Unique Entertainment and/or its allied companies for the commercial purposes at public place and makes profits - you will be legally required to have a Public Performance Licence to play from Unique Entertainment.
I DOWNLOAD THE SONGS ETC. WITH LICENCE, SO WHY DO I NEED ANOTHER LICENCE TO PLAY THESE SONGS AT PUBLIC PLACE?
Downloading the songs etc. of Unique Entertainment and/or its allied companies, allows you to use these songs only for domestic purposes such as listening to them at home for personal enjoyment. But if you play these downloaded songs etc. for commercial purposes and makes benefits, then a Public Performance Licence from Unique Entertainment will be legally required.
WHAT IS THE LAW RELATED TO PLAYING / EXHIBITING / DOWNLOADING / COPYING OF RECORDED MUSIC / MUSIC VIDEOS / FILMS FOR THE COMMERCIAL PURPOSES?
When any person, without a licence granted by the owner of the Copyright:
(i) does anything, the exclusive right to do which is by the Copyright Act conferred upon the owner of the copyright, or permits for profit any place to be used for the communication of the work (songs / films etc.) to the public where such communication constitutes an infringement of copyright in the work.
(ii) When any person- Makes for sale or hire, or sells or lets for hire, or by way of trade displays or offers for sale or hire, or distributes either for the purpose of trade or to such an extent as to affect prejudicially by the owner of the copyright, or by way of trade exhibits in public.
POWER OF POLICE TO SEIZE INFRINGING COPIES:
Any police officer, not below the rank of a sub-inspector, may, if he is satisfied that an offence under section 63 in respect of the infringement of copyright in any work has been, is being or is likely to be, committed, seize without warrant, all copies of the work and all plates used for the purpose of making infringing copies of the work, wherever found and all copies and plates so seized shall, as soon as practicable, be produced before a Magistrate.
HOW DO I GET A LICENCE?