A sixth grader has sued the officials of the President House over a matter of plagiarism through his father. According to him, his speech for Quaid’s 141st birth anniversary has been used without his consent.
Mohammad Sabeel Haider who is an eleven-year-old attending Islamabad Model College for Boys was chosen to give a speech at the President House on the 22nd of December.
The ceremony was pre-recorded and was supposed to go on air on the day of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s birth that is 25th December on Pakistan Television.
On the day when Sabeel was supposed to deliver his speech, he arrived at the President House whereupon he was informed that he is no longer the part of the ceremony.
Sabeel claims that a tenth grader delivered the speech which was written by him stealing his intellectual property. He has filed a petition in the court.
Sabeel’s lawyer says that a person cannot use a literary piece of another person without their consent. This has been mentioned in Section 3 of Intellectual Property and Copyrights Ordinance 1967.
The court has reserved its judgment on this particular issue so far.
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