Zee TV and Copyrights??
I am no fan of Indian TV channels. I seldom watch Zee TV, which my parents subscribe to on our Starhub Cable. But, I can’t help over-hear it while I am doing something else around the house.
For the last few months I have noticed, the amount of main-stream hindi movie music that is being used in soaps and other adverts on Zee TV. The reason I am ticked is, it’s mostly Rahman‘s tunes!
Now, I really really doubt that Zee TV has the rights for all those tunes. Heck, they are not just tunes, but whole tracks! I do remember Zee TV getting sued for copyright infringement when they made a series which was an exact copy of 24, in Hindi. It had some cheesy name with 9/11 in it somewhere.
I can never understand the love for copied ‘western‘ stuff that Indian massed have. Everything from music, movies to TV shows is copied and made into a hindi version.
Watch the original if you love it so much.
Wonder if they already have something for Lost or Desperate Housewives or CSI. Actually, I don’t want to know.