Will It Be Illegal To Cover Songs?
from the is-that-a-popular-tune-you're-humming? dept
According to this post at LawMeme, over in India, they’re debating a bill that would make it illegal to cover a song without express permission from the copyright holder. They’re doing this because producers in India will apparently produce cover songs of popular albums, and then sell them at a discount – sometimes (illegally) underreporting units sold for the purpose of paying royalties back to the original artist. Next thing you know, the music industry will start going after garage bands as they try to play some cover tunes. At what point does the ridiculousness stop? Will we have to pay royalties before we’re allowed to sing along in the car? Are you daring to hum a song without the recording industry’s permission?