'Marians' taken to HC for singing Jothipala’s songs

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The Colombo Commercial High Court yesterday issued notices on Sri Lanka’s popular music band leader Nalin Perera and his musical group ‘Marians’ for singing the late H.R. Jothipala's songs without the permission of his family members.

The case was filed by H.R. Jothipala’s widow and their four daughters under the Intellectual Property Act.

The complainants said the 'Marians' had sung the late Jothipala’s songs at the concert, ‘Kings of 70’s unplugged’ held on January 22 at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre without permission.

Counsel Chinthaka Fernando, Tharindu Rajakaruna with Nalin Samarakoon appeared for the defence.

The HC issued notices returnable on January 10 on band leader Nalin Perera and the members of his group. (Yoshitha Perera)

  Comments - 8

  • ceylon Saturday, 09 December 2017 01:27 PM

    singers are not owners.song writers and music band also there.jothipala divorced his wife.abondoned children.now they claim ownership.wrong. via DM Android App

    ceylon Saturday, 09 December 2017 02:10 PM

    music has no specific owners.all music own by all.who own the langugemusic instruments.tv.i ternet.speakers.gitar.tabla.piano.you name it.jealousyjelousy via DM Android App

    ceylon Saturday, 09 December 2017 02:14 PM

    all these singers got permisions when they learn to sing.did they got permisions from inventors of tablapianogitardrumkey board etc.stupid jealousy thinking. via DM Android App

    Countryman Saturday, 09 December 2017 04:34 PM

    Abuse of music should be stopped! - This is a good action from Jothipala's family members. It definitely helps prevent abuse of all types of music in Sri Lanka. Today, all the original music are spoiled and looted from the first musicians. They regularly heard in the buses, three wheelers or so called mega musical shows. Most of the young generation today do not know who are the first musicians who produced the first versions of the songs.

    Yeti Saturday, 09 December 2017 06:03 PM

    I am sure Jothipala wouldn't mind anyone that is willing to carry on with his legacy!

    Nihal Amarasekera Sunday, 10 December 2017 10:26 AM

    Pay them something and pay justice to Jothipala songs. MONEY MONEY MONEY (ABBA) that counts; whatever the intellectual properties act does say.

    ceylon Sunday, 10 December 2017 11:09 AM

    only in sri lanka has this kind of stupid laws.no surprise to any because stupid governments have stupid laws.these laws are highly harmfull for music. via DM Android App

    Rasheed Monday, 11 December 2017 10:49 AM

    95% of the late Jothipla's songs were copied from Hindi and sung by late Mohamed Rafi, Actually Rafi's family should file case against Jothipala.


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