SAB TV's 'Namune' lands in a legal trouble due to infringement of copyright

Inter-university centre for astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) has sent a legal notice to the channel and producer Nitin Vaidya (Dashami Creations) for infringement of copyright

  • SAB TV's 'Namune' lands in a legal trouble due to infringement of copyright
  • SAB TV's 'Namune' lands in a legal trouble due to infringement of copyright
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Sony SAB TV’s latest offering 'Namune' based on the literature of popular Marathi author P L Deshpande has landed in a legal trouble. The show is majorly based on the characters created by PL Deshpande through his book, ‘Vyakti ani Valli’. The Inter-university centre for astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) has served a notice to the channel, and producer Nitin Vaidya (Dashami Creations) for infringement of copyright.

IUCAA sent a notice on August 10 and has claimed ₹50,00,000 as compensation for infringing the copyright and also for not holding back the telecast of further episodes. The notice states that copyright of PL Deshpande’s literature are currently owned by IUCAA. The copyright of Deshpande's literature was with his wife Sunita after his death. Later, in her will, she passes on the ownership of the copyright of Pu La’s work to IUCAA. 

On behalf of IUCAA advocate Kalyani Pathak stated, “You are hereby called upon to publicly apologise my client for your illegal act of infringement of copyright of my client and pay an amount of ₹50, 00,000 towards damages and compensation within seven days of receipt of the present notice, failing which, my client shall be constrained to initiate legal action against you, which may involve criminal complaint(s) for the cost and consequences of which, you would be solely liable."

When we contacted Nitin Vaidya, who is the producer of Namune, he said, “Yes we have received the notice and my lawyer has already responded to it”.



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