Calcutta High Court orders Vodafone India to deposit earnings from caller tunes; limited stay on usage of IPRS musical works

The stay was issued on an appeal filed by Vodafone Idea challenging a May 17 single-judge ruling which held that Vodafone had to get a licence from the IPRS before it could use copyrighted music in caller tunes.
Vodafone Idea  and Calcutta High Court
Vodafone Idea and Calcutta High Court

A Division Bench of the Calcutta High Court has granted a limited stay on the key directive in a May 17 judgment against Vodafone Idea (VI), by which the telco was restrained from using copyrighted music in caller tunes unless it obtained a licence from the India Performing Rights Society (IPRS) and paid royalty to it [Vodafone Idea Limited v. The Indian Performing Right Society Ltd].

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