Mumbai: AAP leader, Kumar Vishwas has been issued a legal notice by Amitabh Bachchan for copyright violation of his late father Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s poem ‘Nirman’.
Vishwas had recorded a song ‘Need Ka Nirman’ using lyrics from Harivansh Rai Bachchan and uploaded it on YouTube on 8 July. The served notice has asked him to “delete the poem of Harivansh Rai Bachchan from YouTube channel and to return the amount of money earned by it,” reports Janta ka Reporter.
Kumar Vishwas was asked to immediately take down the video failing which Bachchan’s lawyers would be taking legal action.
Bachchan’s lawyers said the video is infringing copyright. They said Kumar’s recitation is likely to mislead the public-at-large about its source.
— Dr Kumar Vishvas (@DrKumarVishwas) July 8, 2017
What Kumar Vishwas had to say:
Kumar Vishwas said he received appreciation from all quarters for the video. He apologised for the act and said, it was a tribute to Harivansh Rai Bachchan and he was deleting the YouTube video then.
He also said he was sending Rs 32, which he earned from the YouTube video, to Amitabh Bachchan.
Rcvd appreciation frm all poet's family but Notice frm you Sir.Deleting the Tribute video to Babuji.Sending earned Rs 32 as demanded.Pranam???? https://t.co/wzq22TZnzf
— Dr Kumar Vishvas (@DrKumarVishwas) July 12, 2017