Single Bench of Justice RD Dhanuka continued an interim relief sought by Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL), a performing rights organisation, thereby restraining several hotels including Hotel Hilton and other pubs, restaurants in the State from playing recordings of popular film and non-film music under the control of PPL. In the 2019 order the court, considering the ad-interim orders passed in 2018 and the fact that no appeal is preferred by any of the defendants, continued the adinterim relief granted in 2018 for Christmas and new year during the pendency of the notices of motion.
Novex Communications also obtained an order from the Bombay High Court against several hotels and pubs in the state restricting them from playing Bollywood music, licenses of which are vested with Novex.
Similarly, the Indian Performing Rights Society on 19th December, 2019, obtained a favourable order from Madras High Court.
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