The Copyright Office of Bangladesh canceled the copyright of the song “Jubati Radhe” by Shorolpur Band.
In 2020, a song titled “Sarbat Mangal Radhe”, directed by Partho Barua, was released under the patronage of IPDC Finance Limited. Copyright infringement claims have been filed against this song by the Shorolpur Band. E
Following a dispute, the Bangladesh Copyright Office opened an investigation into the case.
During the investigation, the copyright office found that Shorolpur’s song “Jubati Radhe”, released in 2018, plagiarised many lines from the song “Sarbat Mangal Radhe”, which is a very well-known song. and popular of a Mymensingh lyricist.
Of the 32 lines of this song, 12 were plagiarized by the Shorolpur Band. The lines are taken from a nursery rhyme in a book by Bimal Kumar Mukherjee, Gramer Chhara.
Furthermore, it was also found that “Jubati Radhe” also has a lot in common with the song “Tumi How Jamuna Radhe” from a book written by Ashutosh Mukherjee.
Based on this evidence and for the crime of claiming the originality of a plagiarized song, Shorolpur Group’s ownership of the song “Jubati Radhe” was revoked by the Copyright Office of Bangladesh.
Violation of the copyright law is punishable by a minimum fine of Tk 50,000 to a maximum of Tk 4 lakh, as well as imprisonment for a minimum of six months to a maximum of two years.
Shorolpur Band has been found guilty of violating Sections 88 and 89 of the Copyright Act, according to a press release.
However, as no complaint was filed against Shorolpur Band in this regard, the Bangladesh Copyright Office decided not to take any action against the band.