IMI — Representing Indian Music Industry worldwide

IMI stated in its representations, the implications of the ban on the commercial exploitation of music produced in India, in Bangladesh. This led to Indian music productions being blatantly pirated in Bangladesh causing a loss of revenues to the Indian recorded music industry. As a consequence of the ban, the investment plans of Indian content owners were put in jeopardy, who had invested heavily in the Bangladesh market. IMI also stated the consequences of the order passed by the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, by which mobile service providers were constrained to take down Indian entertainment content such as ringtones, call back and other value added services from distribution in the territory of Bangladesh. IMI expressed concerns that the ban might promote piracy of Indian content in Bangladesh.

The full representation can be found here: Bangladesh_DPIIT, Bangladesh_HighCommission