Recently we had been witnessing Jazz Production’s “BOB”, directed by Aneel Neupane been somewhat copied and represented as “Kriti” by Bollywood’s much renowned faces such as Manoj Bajpaee, Shirish Kunder, Neha Sharma and Radhika Apte. We fully supported the original “BOB” and rejected Shirish’s false claims along with his team’s shameful press conference trying to defame Jazz Production under many accusations. It has become a type of news which doesn’t surprise us any more. The copyright infringement is the use of works protected by copyright law without permission. Claiming others property is severely unacceptable.
Now we have shameless Nepalese who are the culprits of copyright infringement act. Its none other than Kamal Khatri, who is well known singer in Nepal featured by his ETHOS Band along with Shreya Sotang in the song titled ‘Sparsha’ dated 29th July, 2016 according to release on youtube’s platform. Music Composition is claimed by the Band itself while Music Arrangement is claimed by famous arranger from many of times awarded TAS Studio, Bijeshwor Raj Tandukar. But composition and arrangement both are much more similar to the original song titled ‘Why Did I Fall In Love With You’ by Korean Band TVXQ/DBSK in Japanese it is titled ‘Doshite Kimi O Suki Ni Natte’. And in just few hours of release of ‘Sparsha’ though audio release has crossed a year, it has become viral news trending all over social network among Nepalese basically.
We don’t welcome such illegal acts no matter who is behind it. And this isn’t first time that some Nepali artist copied from foreign artists or Nepali artist itself. We have long known about famous Edge Band’s ‘Mero Aansu’ copied from much recognized band Queen’s song ‘Too Much Love Will Kill You’. Another example is of Ashiq Shrestha (named acq shrestha on youtube) who copied Apscisa Band’s song titled ‘Ke Kaaran’ 2012 and released by name ‘Biteka Pal’ in December 2015 through Inline Creation Records but was compelled to remove from youtube after found by the Band and called for removal. Original was released on 2012. According to the band police complain for copyright violation has been submitted but the department has irresponsibly done nothing on the case so still legal action is pending. This is just another example which makes us lose belief on our own artists as if they can hardly come up with something best of their own. Acq Shrestha has released another song this year titled ‘Jindagi Mero’ though none other has found claiming the new song yet for any violation and we hope its not the case. Yet we can’t be sure if its his original either.