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James, Hamin, Manam sue Banglalink for ‘breaching’ copyright law

| Updated: November 15, 2021 16:32:36


James, Hamin, Manam sue Banglalink for ‘breaching’ copyright law

Bangladesh’s rock icon James, popularly known as 'Nagar Baul’ James, lodged a complaint against mobile operator Banglalink for allegedly breaching the copyright law.

Faruq Mahfuz Anam alias James appeared before Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate KM Emrul Kayesh and lodged the complaint under section 71/82/91 over copyright issue, reports UNB.

After the recording of James’ statement, the Magistrate asked five officials of Banglalink to appear before his court on November 30 and explain their role, said additional public prosecutor Taposh Kumar Pal.

The Banglalink officials are Erik Aas, chief executive officer of Banglalink Digital Communication ltd, Nurul Alam, its chief compliance officer, Sanjay Vaghasia, chief digital officer, Taimur Rahman, chief corporate regulatory affairs officer and Anik dhar, head of VAS.

Besides, Hamin Ahmed and Manam Ahmed of Miles band lodged another complaint with the same court against Banglalink over the copyright issue.

According to the complaint, Banglalink used many songs of rock star James and Miles band at its ringtone, welcome tune, in its advertisement and others without their permission from 2007-2021, which is the violation  of  the copyright law.

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