Complaint about Armenia Made to European Court on Human Rights by State Agency for Author Rights of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend Sh.Alizade / The Head of the Works Registration Department of the State Agency for Author Rights of Azerbaijan, Khudayat Hasanly, stated that the Agency appealed to the European Court on Human Rights with regards to Armenia misappropriating the work of Azerbaijani Composer Fikrat Amirov's "Kor-Araby".
Hasanly said that a clip was taken for this song. The words of "Kor Araby" were written by Huseyn Javid in 1914. As a result, Amirov registered it in the Agency for Author Rights in 1963. Hasanly said that Azerbaijan has sent an official protest to the World Property Organization.
Hasanly added that in addition to "Kor Araby", the Armenians are attempting to appropriate the cultural values of Azerbaijan such as operetta "Arshin Malalan", "Meshady Ibad", opera "Koroglu", epos "Asly ver Kerem", tale "Melik Memmed", as well as Azerbaijani folklore and national music such as "Vagzaly", "Yally", "Uzun Dere" and "Mirzei". Furthermore the Armenians have appropriated Azerbaijani songs such as "Vokaliz", popular song "Sary Gelin" and Composer Aygun Samadzade's musical work "Mekteb Illery". Hasanly said that the Agency were able to cancel the license and terminate the activities of Armenia's radio studio Ani-Rekord in Russia for breach of copyright.