Sannyasnews has become aware recently that there is still widespread confusion about trademark and copyright issues around Osho amongst sannyasins. A big legal case in the United States made it clear last year that no-one could claim Osho as their own trademark.
However the copyright issue is still not settled at all, as far as we know. Below is the recent 2010 statement put out by Osho International on copyright.
Copyright© 2010, OSHO International Foundation
First Publication Copyright© 1953, OSHO International Foundation.
Copyright© – all revisions 1953-2010 OSHO International Foundation.
All Rights Reserved.
OSHO International Foundation is the sole and registered owner of all of the copyrights to all the published and unpublished words and works of Osho, as author in all mediums, including audio, video, electronic, multimedia, and written forms, which were the sole original works created by the Author, as well as photographs of the Author, and is the owner of the copyright to various derivative works and other writings, music, art, and other products created or otherwise associated with the Author.
The word “copyright” means the entire copyright and design right, visual rights, sound recording rights, and any and all analogous rights subsisting under international treaties and the laws of each and every jurisdiction throughout the world.
You may not copy, reproduce, sell, distribute, publish, display, perform, modify, create derivative works, transmit, or in any way exploit any material, works or intellectual property owned by the OSHO International Foundation without explicit permission.
OSHO International Foundation is actively publishing and licensing these works throughout the world. If you are interested in any of the material or works, permission for reprint or any other format of use or publishing or licensing:
For reprint information, publishing requests, copyright or trademark questions outside of India please contact:
410 Park Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10022
For reprint information, publishing requests, copyright or trademark questions inside of India please contact:
OSHO International Foundation
17 Koregaon Park
Telephone: +91-20-5601 9999
Fax: +91-20-5601 9990