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Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on December 29, 2005

PPL (Phonographic Performance Ltd.) is a registered copyright society under Indian Copyright Act 1957 and has the authority to administer the Broadcasting / Telecasting and Public Performance Rights on behalf of a its members.

Consequently, any performance of Indian or International music from Sound Recordings of PPL members in Public Places or Commercial Establishments constitutes an Infringement of copyright under Indian Copyright Act 1957 which includes Cognizable & Non-bailable offence.

At present, PPL administers the rights on behalf of about 127 recording companies, which are its members. PPL members include HMV (Sa Re Ga Ma India), Tips, Universal, Venus, Sony Music, Magnasound, BMG Crescendo, Virgin, Milestone, Times Music and others.

Its scope includes, telecom related licenses such as Ring Tones, Music Messaging, IVRS and other Telecom value added services involving the usage of music and also internet, radio and public performance licenses.

The public performance licencing covers whole range of activity from playing of music in cinema halls, hotels, restaurants etc. (see fully text @ source of …

PPL licensing includes a system of reporting “.. to provide data, on electronic reporting formats where possible, listing each work performed by the licensee, the title, the duration, the labels using standard ISRC codes, where possible.” The reporting itself could be a source of great irritation to music users since it could itself be source for disputes.

At present, the members of PPL include:

PPL members in India and from abroad…

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