Statutory license under copyright law only applicable to play songs on radio and TV, not internet: Bombay High Court

A division bench upheld an order of the single judge that prohibited Airtel-owned Wynk from using songs owned by Tips Industries without their consent, and without payment of royalty to Tips.
Bombay High Court, Wynk Ltd, Tips Music
Bombay High Court, Wynk Ltd, Tips Music

The Bombay High Court recently ruled that statutory licence can be claimed to play copyrighted songs only over traditional platforms like television, radio etc. and not over the internet [Wynk Ltd & Anr. Tips Industries Ltd.].

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