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Farhad Humayun sends legal notice to Coca-Cola for plagiarising his ‘Neray Aah’

The recent advertisement titled 'Coke and Music'  features the song Neray Aah sang by Meesha Shafi

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Farhad Humayun, Pakistani singer and record producer has sent a legal notice to Coca-Cola for plagiarising his ‘Neray Aah’.

The recent advertisement titled ‘Coke and Music’  features the song Neray Aah sang by Meesha Shafi which according to Farhad Humayun is an infringement of the intellectual property rights of his version of Neray Aah, released in 2011.

According to his legal team, “The blatant infringement of Farhad Humayun’s content by Coca Cola is a great disappointment as the corporation professes to champion the efforts of the local music industry but has acted otherwise. The artist has, therefore, been forced to seek justice through legal channels”.

However, as per Meesha Shafi’s tweet, Coke Studio 2020 will be coming soon which might feature a whole new version of Zalima Ve.

 

This is not the first time the company has been facing legal music. Back in 2008, Shehzad Roy slapped the company a legal notice for using his song Laga Rahe in a Sprite campaign without his consent.

 

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.