Acclaimed writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar's three-year long battle to secure copyright benefits for writers and musicians in the country, has now gone global. In what must be regarded as a singular honour for an Indian artist, he has been appointed the vice president of the International
Confederation Of Authors and Composers Society (CISAC).
CISAC, a foreign body, monitors, guards and checks copyright laws all over the world for every form of creative pursuit. In principle, Akhtar will now be fighting for copyright laws for artists all over the world.
Talking from Washington, he said he was pleasantly surprised by this honour. "I guess my battle for copyright and royalty fo