Web Desk: Amitabh Bachchan is a son of poet Harivansh Rai Srivastava, the actor was terribly miffed about his father’s works being in the public but unprotected by the copyright law.
According to Indian Copyright Act of 1957, Amitabh and his family will lose the copyright on Bachchan’s works in 2063, exactly 60 years after the writer’s death.
The actor posted on his blog, “So who designed 60 years? Why 60, Why not 61, or why not perpetuity! Inheritors that come as natural heirs so natural right holders of creative copyright.”
He added, “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… becomes for the entire universe to tread, scratch, mutilate, use in commercial consideration on their own creative discretion…??? Rubbish..! I oppose, disagree, lament, dispute, be in variance of, in vehement loud screams of voice… (sic)”
“His writings be his .. his heir be me .. his writings be mine .. MINE ! i shall not and will not allow its dilution to general public,” (sic) he wrote further.