NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has restrained Malayalam entertainment and news channel Amrita TV from using the literary and musical works of Super Cassettes Industries Limited without obtaining a licence from the latter.
Justice Hima Kohli passed the restraint order on a suit by Super Cassettes Industries accusing Amrita TV of using the sound recordings and its other works in various programmes beamed on the channel without obtaining a prior licence from it.
Counsel for the plaintiff submitted that his client had kept a close watch on the programmes beamed by the channel all through November last year and found that it was using its musical works in violation of its copyright on them despite a legal notice served on it earlier.
Restraining the channel from using the works of the plaintiff, Justice Kohli said: “The plaintiff has prima facie made out a case for grant of an ex-parte ad-interim injunction in its favour.”
The Court also issued summons to the defendants.