'Don't see it as a legal notice to SP Balasubrahmanyam'
- IndiaGlitz, [Monday,March 20 2017,]
Ilaiyaraja sending legal notice to S.P.Balasubrahmanyam over using the songs composed by the former in concerts and the latter's Facebook post announcing that henceforth will never sing the songs composed by Ilaiayaraja in concerts has raked up a raging debate in social media with the fans of the two film music icons placing themselves on either side and defending the Raja or the SPB.
Pradeep, the Copyrights Consultant of Ilaiayraja has now offered a clarification on why the legal notice was sent to SPB from Ilaiyarajas side in first place.
Pradeep has said that this should not be considered as a notice against SPB. One must note that Ilaiyaraja has been campaigning for safeguarding his Copy Rights over the past two three years and the notice is a part of this campaign. He further clarified that this is not a notice against SPB singing a song composed by Ilaiyaraja but it is a notice urging the singer to get the proper approval from the composer before using their songs in concerts.
Pradeep also sought to draw our attention towards the fact that Ilaiyaraja does not follow the same practice of seeking his Royalty Rights from those who use his songs in the concerts held in villages. Those singers do it for their livelihood. Raja is claiming his rights only from those who use his songs to earn huge income.