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Wilfy's copyrights with family

 

The family members of Konkani music icon late Wilfy Rebimbus have announced that all copyrights to his works are with them and no organisation should use it without their consent.

Wilfy died on March 09, 2010 in the Mangalore city of Karnataka state at the age of 67.
 
"All rights to the works of literature, songs, music, poems and plays of the late Wilfy Rebimbus, shall solely belong as valuable property of his family," Leslie Rego, a Wilfy's family friend, told reporters in Mangalore city on Wednesday.
 
Talking to media in presence of Wilfy's daughter Veena and son Vishwas, Rego on Wednesday cautioned that no organization, body, person or individual shall use these works for any commercial reason whatsoever.
 
Wilfy has sung over 3000 songs, mostly in Konkani and had 500 stage shows and held 248 musical nites in Mangalore and different parts of Karnataka and even abroad besides publishing nine volumes of song book.
 
He had published a book ``Kogul Gaaithaa,'' comprising 40 volumes in four editions, 40 music audio cassettes besides six volumes of devotional and one instrumental album.

Rego said Wilfy's intellectual works like published books or materials, record or release audios, videos or films in any form whatsoever or such works either in part or whole are solely part of Rebimbus' family and can only be used for competition, social functions, or free shows, but is strictly prohibited to be used in commercial shows or stage shows organized for commercial benefits.

He said the entire family is truly touched by the messages and condolences offered to them by thousands of fans and well-wishers of the late Wilfy and shall ever remain grateful to the support and strength provided to them during these days of utmost sorrow and grief.
 
"They urge for your support, good wishes and blessings in the months and years to come, in order to continue and carry on with his works and performances, to take Konkani music, art and literature to greater heights and fulfill his mission," he said.
 


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