Copyright infringement: Zoheb Hassan lashes out at PSL for using 'Disco Deewane'

“I am going to make an example out of this,” Hassan tells The Express Tribune.


Our Correspondent February 15, 2019

KARACHI: Zoheb Hassan called out the organsiers of Pakistan Super League on Friday for copyright infringement. He slammed PSL for using Nazia Hassan's hit number Disco Deewane on the opening night without permission.

Performed by Shuja Haider and Aima Baig, the crowd grooved to the dance track. However, it didn't go well with the Dosti crooner.

Taking to Facebook, Zoheb wrote, "I was shocked to see that a reputable platform like PSL used our track Disco Dewane without our prior permission. Outright infringement of intellectual property should be condemned and I am going to take a legal stand on this one."

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The Express Tribune reached out to Zoheb to get further details on the matter.

“I am going to make an example out of this,” Hassan told The Express Tribune. “Intellectual property has to be respected and acknowledged across the board.”

Zoheb said he was not only sad because of the copyrights infringement but because a venture like PSL is so important for Pakistan and Pakistan’s image.

“This is not only for me or my song. Copyrights need to be respected across the board. Nazia was a very kind soul and she is not here with us today but even she would have been unhappy about it.”

The singer said this issue should set a precedent of taking artists and their work seriously in Pakistan. He has spoken to someone at PSL however there’s no clear outcome as of yet.

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