Google signs licensing agreement with IPRS

Google has signed licensing agreement with The Indian Performing Right Society(IPRS), India’s Largest Music Representative Trade Body, according to reports.

Reports said that Indian Performing Right Society Limited has granted a license to Google, allowing the company to utilise its members’ collection across YouTube and related services in the country.

The Indian Performing Right Society came into existence on 23rd August 1969. The IPRS is a representative body of Owners of Music, viz. The Composers, Lyricists (or Authors) and the Publishers of Music and is also the sole Authorised Body to issue Licences for usage of Musical Works & Literary Music within India by any person.

The deal between IPRS and Google for its YouTube and other related services will surely strengthen the copyright ecosystem in India, IPRS Director Vikram Mehra was quoted as saying.

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