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After receiving a strong legal notice from the Oscar Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), V Ravichandran, the owner of 'Oscar' Films Private Ltd, has decided to change the company title as Aaskar Films Pvt Ltd and replace the logo with his son Sanjith's image. Ravichandran also declared that hereafter he would never use the title Oscar to any of his forthcoming projects.
It may be recalled that a few days ago, Oneindia.in published an exclusive story on the illegal usage of Oscar title and logos, which were patented by Los Angeles based Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. In that story, we published the opinion of Scott Miller, one of the directors of Oscar Academy. Miller said in his email sent to us that no one in any part of the world has the rights to use the Logo and title of the Academy in any mode. If they violated the rules the academy would sued on them for breaching the copyright laws.
He also told that they would send a legal notice to Ravichandran, the producer of Dasavatharam for using the title and logo for years. That time Ravichandran told this correspondent that he didn't received any letter from Oscar Academy. Now he has confirmed the receipt of such letter by changing the company name and logo with immediate effect.
According to Ravichandran, the film Dasavatharam will be released under this new company name Aaskar Films P Ltd. But still Ravichandran is violating the copyright rules of Oscar Academy. According to the academy's rules, one should not make any gimmicks or alterations in the original title 'Oscar' and using the same for their brand.
Can anyone tell this to Ravi?