The Indian Express: Sony Music under fire as Kerala’s temple music videos get copyright strikes online

The Indian Express: Sony Music under fire as Kerala’s temple music videos get copyright strikes online. “A host of YouTubers and social media videographers are up in arms against American giant Sony Music Entertainment for claiming copyright over the state’s temple percussion styles such as ‘pandi melam’ and ‘panchavadyam’.”

China Focus: Digital technologies preserve cultural heritage in China (Xinhua)

Xinhua: China Focus: Digital technologies preserve cultural heritage in China. “Researchers are using 3D scanners to collect data about the size, color and structure of the Nanchan Temple on Wutai Mountain in northern China’s Shanxi Province. They plan to create a digital archive for the temple, which is the oldest extant wooden building from the Tang Dynasty (618-907) in China.”

BBC: India man jailed for tweets about erotic temple statues released

BBC: India man jailed for tweets about erotic temple statues released. “An Indian man has been released from prison after more than a month, for posting satirical tweets about erotic sculptures in a temple. In September, Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, posted a video in which he makes disparaging comments about the famous Konark temple in the eastern state of Orissa and the people of the state.”

Tamil Nadu Will Make Database of Temple Assets

The government of Tamil Nadu (India) will create a database of the movable and immovable assets of its temples. “Tamil Nadu government today proposed to create database of movable and immovable assets of the temples in the state as part of its series of initiatives in the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR&CE) department. The Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said such assets of temples include metal and stone idols besides land and buildings.”