India’s State Broadcaster To Take Action As Cricket Footage Is Illegally Broadcast On Rival Channels

December 2003

Film, Television

Indian state broadcaster, Prasar Bharti, is planning to take legal action against a number of privately owned news and sports channels which are re-transmitting cricket footage which is owned and licenced to Prasar Bharti’s national Doordarshan channel. Under Indian national custom and practice, other channels can air up to 30 seconds from rival broadcaster’s footage for news and review purposes provided that dues acknowledgement is given to the copyright owner. Using more than 30 seconds is a copyright infringement.


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