In view of his talent and taking into account his recognition, the publishers of ” Ananda Vikatan” approached him to license his drawings for. Get your digital copy of Aval Vikatan Magazine – January 15, issue on Magzter and enjoy reading it on iPad, iPhone, Android devices and the web.

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The first respondent has already printed copies of book. The write up produced by the respondents contains a reference that Silpi left Ananda Vikatan which he had served for years and joined Bhavans Journal in Bombay.

Therefore, the appellant is not entitled for any relief in the suit as well as in the interim application. Ananda Vikatan in Tamil. For the song “Ariyaatha Vayasu” from Paruthiveeran. Sreenivasan, published earlier under the title “Thennattu Selvangal” in Ananda Vikatan during the period toas it would infringe the copyright of the legal representatives of the artist.

For the song “Maari Thara Local” from Maari. The respondents would be put to irreparable loss in case interim order is granted to restrain them from publishing the book.

The learned Judge, from the documents jsn on record arrived at a prima facie case that late Silpi functioned only as an employee from to The first respondent is therefore entitled to the statutory protection under clause a of first proviso to Section 17 of the Act.

Third parties, who have not played any part in such creation should not be given the benefits by its unlawful reproduction.


The materials on record gives an indication that Silpi during the period of publication of “Thennattu Selvangal” was on the pay rolls of Ananda Ian. The Supreme Court in Dalpat Kumar vs. The present attempt is only compilation and reproduction of the very same art works in the form of a book.

The above directions are without prejudice to the contentions of the respective parties in the civil suit and the copyright claimed by the first respondent. Because of the difference in colour, it cannot be said that the publisher is guilty of distortion. There is no dispute that all these works were earlier published in Ananda Vikatan during the period from to First owner of copyright – Subject to the provisions of this Act, the author of a work shall be the first owner of the copyright therein:.

Therefore, we are of the view that the appellant has not made out a prima facie case. Srineevasan, a well known and renowned artist, popularly known as “Silpi” hereinafter referred to as the “Silpi”.

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Accordingly, the application for injunction was dismissed. On the other hand, the first respondent specifically claimed that Silpi was an employee of Ananda Vikatan, and only in the said capacity he had drawn the pictures and cartoons and other artistic works.

The Managing Director of Vikatan Man, first respondent in the interlocutory application, filed a counter affidavit in O. For the song “Mannipaaya” from Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa. Therefore the appellant has no cause of action against the respondents.

Since the works in question were made during the period of employment, kan publisher has got the first ownership of copyright. For the song “Kannamma Kannamma” from Rekka. Retrieved 15 May Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam. Free for one month and pay only if you like it.


For the song “Naan Nee” from Madras. Silpi was recognized jab the first owner of copyright in all his art works. In case the artistic work was made by the author during the currency of his employment with a magazine, sub clause a of first proviso to Section 17 of the Copyright Act would protect the first ownership right of the proprietor of magazine to reproduce the work.

The documents available on record are more than sufficient to arrive at a prima facie case that Silpi was an employee of Ananda Vikatan at least from to The contribution made by Sri P. We have no details of the amount spent by the first respondent for printing the books. He was also paid all vikatxn benefits like other employees.

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The appellant, along with the suit, filed an interlocutory application in O. Since Silpi worked as an employee of Ananda Vikatan, during the period tothe first respondent is the first owner of the copyright. For the song “Nee Kobappattal Naanum” from Villu.

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