Ahmedabad: Kinjal Dave summoned over copyright violation

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A city civil court in Ahmedabad has sought a reply from popular Gujarati singer Kinjal Dave over a copyright violation case for her immensely famous song ‘Chaar-Chaar Bangadi Wali Gadi Laidu’. The court, while issuing a notice to the singer, directed her to file a reply in the matter by October 10 and remain present before it during the next hearing.

The notice has been issued by the court in connection with an interim injunction application filed by Mumbai-based Red Ribbon Entertainment Private Limited, which claimed that the song was an original piece of Melbourne-based Kathiawadi singer Kartik Patel.

It was claimed by the company that Patel had uploaded the song on YouTube way back on September 29, 2016, and Dave’s song was a copy of it with minor changes.

It was also submitted before the court that Dave has not given any credit to the original creator of the song and uploaded it on December 20, 2016, thereby infringing on Patel’s copyright on the song.

The company has requested the court to grant an interim injunction in its favour by restraining Dave from using the song in any manner until the copyright infringement case filed against her is decided by the court.

Notably, the case was earlier heard by a commercial court in Ahmedabad which had restrained her from using the song in live shows, concerts, as well as for online downloads.

Dave, however, moved the high court against the commercial court’s order, which stayed the lower court’s order. The singer had argued that she has not sung any copied song and claimed that the song was written by Manubhai Rabari more than two-and-a-half years ago and was recorded in Saraswati Studio.

In the meantime, Dave also questioned the jurisdiction of the commercial court in dealing with the case and eventually, the case was transferred to the City Civil Court.

FIGHT OVER A SONG

  • Dave in controversy for her immensely famous song ‘Chaar-Chaar Bangadi Wali Gadi Laidu’
  • Court issued a notice to singer and directed her to file a reply by October 10
  • Mumbai-based firm had filed an interim injunction application against Kinjal Dave