Amitabh Bachchan has publicly opened up against the 60 years copyright rule. The superstar has rubbished the copyright rule on his blog.
Trashing the rule, he wrote on Bachchan Bol, “Written copyright and whatever else in the realm, live 60 years after the passing with the elements of them that be rightful, really ..? so who designed 60 years? why 60 why not 61, or why not perpetuity !!”
Talking about his father’s work, he rubbished the rule, saying, “I believe it initiated in 1957 or so .. and am angered by its audacity!”
“So what gets left as natural heir by Father Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan, after his passing passed 60 years, belongs no longer to his domain or possessive copyright as willed .. but becomes for the entire Universe to tread, scratch, mutilate, use in commercial consideration on their own creative discretion .. ???”
The actor ends his blog post by writing, “Why was not William ‘Bill’ Shakespeare made aware of copyright ; why not Mr Beethoven or Messrs Chopin and Tchaikovsky, or closer home Gurudev Rabindra Nath Tagore ‘Thakur’ .. had they known or made to know, they may never have wished for any other, but their progeny of generations to come … and because no record has been kept of such .. there is a LOSS OF OPPORTUNITY for them that were rightful heirs of them..!”
“I fight for it .. “