Amitabh Bachchan Miffed With Copyright Law, Might Lose Rights Over His Father’s Literary Works

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, might not continue to posses rights over his father Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s works. Pens his frustration via his blog....

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Amitabh Bachchan Miffed With Copyright Law, Might Lose Rights Over His Father’s Literary Works

Amitabh Bachchan is very angry. Reason? As per Copyright Law 1957, Amitabh Bachchan might lose the exclusive right over his father Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s work. As per 'Term of Copyright in Posthumous Work' clause only allows the exclusive rights to heirs of original literary work for 60 years after the death of the author. 

Big B penned his frustration via a blog.  Check out his post below: 

It has been resolved .. mobility be the end and be all of all .. ironic that the pun unintended, does ring a bell .. and damn ! another pun ! get off this train .. search another.. ahh yes .. work .. work be mobility too .. walk up to the region of act .. sit at the end of it .. walk up again for its re performance .. up again for lady on work .. pleasantries and formality over .. step aside for others at work, is work .. but mobility be prime .. and it is now resolved .. well almost .. that in its absence there be need for external presence of them that create ‘breaking news’ ..

so far, so pleasantly good .. beyond this, there shall ever be dispute and concern and argument of debatable quality .. not provoked by the present .. no .. provoked by another pertinent intercontinental missile .. copyright .. !! written copyright and whatever else in the realm , lives 60 years after the passing with the elements of them that be the rightful उत्तराधिकारी   .. really ..? so who designed 60 years ? why 60 why not 61 , or why not perpetuity !! 

inheritors that come as natural heirs be natural right holders of creative copyright .. right .. but after 60 years its natural inheritors, after the passing, the heirs become the public at large .. ehh ..? who did this intellectual legality .. at what context .. i believe it initiated in 1957 or so .. and am angered by its audacity  !

 Harivansh Rai Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan With His Father 


so what gets left as natural heir by Father Dr Harivansh Rai Bachchan, after his passing passed 60 years, belongs no longer to his domain or possessive copyright as willed .. but becomes for the entire Universe to tread, scratch, mutilate, use in commercial consideration on their own creative discretion .. ???  RUBBISH .. ! I OPPOSE, DISAGREE, LAMENT, DISPUTE, BE IN VARIANCE OF, IN VEHEMENT LOUD SCREAMS OF VOICE .. EVER 

my inheritance be mine .. not another’s after the passing of its stipulated time in years .. 60 .. i am genetically my Father’s son .. he be willed to me of all that be in asset of his .. his writings be his .. his heir be me .. his writings be mine .. MINE ! i shall not and will not allow its dilution to general public .. I bring my inherited aesthetics to its creativity .. it may be the worst ever .. but it is my copyright .. another after the passage of the time recorded will use and design and perform and monetise and make diversions to it at will .. 

BECAUSE  .. it now belongs to the public ..???? NEVER NEVER NEVER .. !!!! my and mine of family will and shall and must have its creative consent before its usage and exploitation after .. that is my inherited right .. it shall prevail .. who built this Law .. who prescribed the time years of 60 .. why did they do so .. how can individual property become public property .. NO .. that is not .. !!  and they that argue for it, comment an example of other Literary works and material, that is in practice now in public domain, to be used as and when they or whoever wish, without the benefit of permission and right are delivering argument that it has been the norm now ..

 amitbh bachchan angry
Amitbah Bachchan Pens His Frustration VIa A Blog 


so .. who built the norm .. and why was it built in 1957 +- was there no creation of eminence before .. did you ever seek to explain .. JUST BECAUSE ‘BILL’ AND ‘THAKUR’ WERE NOT IN THE ERA OF COPYRIGHT PROTECTION , YOU HAVE TAKEN THE LIBERTY OF CONVENIENTLY SETTING THEM ASIDE .. OR SETTING ASIDE A ‘BEETHOVEN’ OR ‘CHOPIN’ ..  you never made them aware of copyright protection .. and because you did not, how have you reached a conclusion that they would have agreed ..

just because they were unaware of the assumed Law, you have taken advantage of situation and given their works to them that have no right authority by the rightful presence of genes .. 
why was not William ‘Bill’ Shakespeare made aware of copyright ; why not Mr Beethoven or Messrs Chopin and Tchaikovsky, or closer home Gurudev Rabindra Nath Tagore ‘Thakur’  .. had they known or made to know, they may never have wished for any other, but their progeny of generations to come … and because no record has been kept of such .. there is a LOSS OF OPPORTUNITY for them that were rightful heirs of them .. !!

 I fight for it ..

Madhushala, Agnipath, Ruke Na Tu, Himmat Karne Walon Ki Haar Nahi Hoti are some of Harivash Rai Bachchan’s best works who passed away on 18 January 2003.



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