International Cricket Council (ICC) is in trouble over playing music from Yash Chopra's films at World Cup without the production house's permission.
Yash Raj Films had sent legal notices to ICC, MCA (Marylebone Cricket Club) and BCCI (The Board Of Control For Cricket In India) nearly five months back. Now, Mid Day reports that an FIR has been registered against MCA and ICC through YRF's distributor company - Novex Communications.
The FIR was registered on Monday under section 63, 69 of Copyright Act.
Timeline of the case
- Organising body at the Wankhede stadium played audio clips from YRF's popular films - Band Baaja Baarat and Chak De India, during World Cup.
- On Feb 25, 2011, Novex communication informed Dhiraj Malhotra, joint secretary ICC, through an email that the ICC would have to seek the necessary licences to play audio clips from YRF.
- On March 22, 2011, Novex communication sent letters to MCA's Ratnakar Shetty, Hemant Waigankar and Lalchand Rajput.
- Unhappy with the response from MCA and ICC, YRF issued legal notices to them shortly after the World Cup final on April 2, 2011 demanding Rs 25 lakh.
- On September 5, 2011 an FIR is lodged against ICC and MCA