Sibal moves Copyright Bill in Rajya Sabha
The Opposition parties had said that the minister cannot move the bill since his lawyer son represented Super Cassette Industries, a music company. The bill seeks to amend the Copyright Act, 1957 to fine-tune it with relevant international treaties and to introduce a system of statutory licensing to protect the owners of literary or musical works.
"According to Rule 294 of Parliament`s Ethics Committee, a member having direct or indirect interest in a matter cannot move a bill… He has conflict of interest," Shivanand Tiwari (JD-U) had said. Amid uproar by the Opposition seeking Home Minister P Chidambaram`s resignation alleging he had helped a Delhi-based hotelier, Sibal moved the Bill for consideration.