Islamabad (Staff Report): An eleven-year-old boy has sued officials of President House over alleged plagiarism of his speech without his consent.
Mohammad Sabeel Haider, a sixth-grade student at Islamabad Model College for Boys, filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC), accusing them for plagiarising and using his speech without his consent.
The petitioner stated that he was chosen to deliver a speech at the President House in Islamabad on December 22, a private TV channel reported.
However, when Sabeel arrived at the President’s House, he was informed he will no longer be delivering the speech.
The ceremony was recorded and is supposed to be aired on Pakistan Television on December 25, marking the 141st birth anniversary of Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.
According to Sabeel's lawyer, as per Section 3 of Intellectual Property and Copyrights Ordinance 1967, a literary piece that the person has produced themselves cannot be used by a third party without their consent.