Sabakuch Music is an online portal for users including musicians, artists and producers having rights to propagate and share their produced work with the world. Before uploading songs/audio files on Sabakuch.com, obeying theSabakuch Terms of Use and IPR Policy is a prerequisite for every user.

Sabakuch recognizes the hard work put in by various artists and takes measures to ensure thattheir rights are not infringed. To understand more about copyrights, see below:

What is Copyright?

Copyright entitles the exclusivity of an original work to the creator himself, and prevents his work from being copied/misused.

In legal terminology, “Copyright” denotes a set of legal rights that exist in Original Musical, Artistic, Dramatic or Literary Works, Films, Audio/Sound Recordings, Broadcasts and other creative works which are original by nature. As per the Copyright laws, the rights are issued exclusively to the Copyright Owner, and enable the copyright owner to control how their work is used and to prevent unauthorized use.

The function of copyright law is to guard the originator of a work against breach and violation to pledge market management and to inspire new ideas.

Over the period of time, Copyright laws have been modified to allow copyright owners in preventing and controlling things like public performance or adaptation of their copyrighted work, inclusion of the work in a broadcast, or distribution of the work both physically and on the Internet. Because these rights are exclusive to the copyright owner, anyone wanting to do any of these things needs the permission of the copyright owner.

Copyright in Music?

Copyright Laws and the Music Industry work abreast and parallel.

For example, a newly released track by an artist will include separate copyrights, which means that the copyrights of the Lyrics and Music will be owned by the artist himself (most commonly), while the copyrights of the sound production/recording will be entirely owned by the artist’s record label. Use of that song/ adaptation/ uploading or sharing over the Internet will require the permission of all of these copyright owners, either directly or through their associates/PRs.

What is copyright infringement, and how can you avoid it?

The best way to avoid copyright infringement is to ensure that you don’t use anything created by anyone else. It is as simple as that.

If you do use someone else's work, make sure you have the necessary permissions – this will usually take the form of a license from the copyright owner(s), which you may have to pay for. There are certain instances where you may be able to use excerpts of copyrighted material without a license – for example, if you use a small part of someone else's work for the purposes of criticism or review, or if your use constitutes "fair dealing" under applicable law– however, discussion of these exceptions is beyond the scope of this guidance. If you intend to use any part of a copyright work in reliance on any of the statutory exceptions, you should seek legal advice first.

Avoiding Copyright Infringements

Copyrights are exclusive to the copyright owner(s). To avoid any illegal infringements to the laws, make sure you go through the checklist enlisted below before uploading songs/audio files on Sabakuch.com.

  • Are you the composer/performing artist/lyricist/music producer/record label of the song?
  • Did you take written permission from the copyright owner(s) to use the track/song?
  • Did you take the distribution rights/publishing rights of the song?
  • Are you one of the members of any performing rights organization?
  • Does the song have some copyrighted elements / or is based on someone else's song/work?
  • Did you license your track to anyone?

 

For more information on copyright laws in India, you can visit the Indian Copyright Website.