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RTV’s case against JK Majlis for cheating

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Published: 17 September 2022, 19:41

‘Folk Station’ organized by Bengal Media Corporation (RTV) to bring the lost traditional songs of rural Bengal to the masses. After the broadcast, the RTV show became very popular, and four seasons were produced one after the other. Along with other composers, JK Majlish was given the task of re-arranging the music for the songs of the ‘Folk Station’ reality show. But RTV filed a case against him under the Digital Security Act at the capital’s Motijheel Police Station (Case No. 28, 15/9/2022) on the charge of cheating on the rights of the songs.

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According to the source of the case complaint, JK Majlish has re-arranged the music of old popular folk songs in exchange for money, but after three years, RTV ‘Folk Station’ is promoting about two and a half hundred songs on YouTube claiming it as his own.

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Known as a composer and music director, JK Majlis has been working contractually on RTV’s show ‘Folk Station’ produced by Bengal Media Corporation (RTV), but he is promoting those songs on various foreign online platforms under his own name. An organization called ‘Gun Box’ is supporting it directly from Bangladesh; Who collect various types of songs from artists and composers and promote them on foreign online platforms.

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It is known that JK Majlish from Bengal Media Corporation (RTV) was spoken to about the matter several times. He is understood to have re-arranged music on contract for money. Yet he continued to campaign as he did, which caught the attention of RTV authorities. Later he was also sent a legal notice by Bengal Media Corporation (RTV). But for not heeding it, Bengal Media Corporation (RTV) authorities filed a case against JK Majlish and three others. The other two defendants in the case are Jewel De Costa and the owner of Gun Buckshaw Music.

It is to be noted that the online platforms where JK Majlish has promoted the copyrighted songs of RTV are Spotify, Apple Music, Prime Music, Jio Seven, Dezer, YouTube Music, Star iTunes and several other platforms. This issue of copyright comes to the attention of a company named Fuga (MCN). The company claims copyright in more than two hundred songs of the RTV YouTube channel. Where it is claimed, the music of the songs of RTV ‘Folk Station’ is in the name of JK Majlish.

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