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After an eight year-long copyright battle, Suneel Darshan, proprietor of the Shree Krishna International film production company, has won a copyright infringement suit against Google India and YouTube LLC.  The District court of Gurgaon has awarded damages of Rs. 50,000 in favor of the production company and has restrained...
On November 20, 2019 the media and entertainment industry woke up to the breaking news about FIR being filed by Economic Offences Wing (EOW) against one of India’s leading film studio and music label YRF (Yash Raj Films). The news read as under: “The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai...
NLSIU- IMI Roundtable Communiqué September 26, 2019 The NLSIU-IMI Roundtable on Unlocking Fair Value to Stakeholders took place in National Law School of India University (“NLSIU”) on September 5, 2019. The Roundtable consisted of stakeholders from the Media and Entertainment industry in India, including esteemed experts from International Federation of the Phonographic...
Continuing its litigation drive, Saregama India Limited recently dragged Maddock Films Pvt. Ltd, producers of the upcoming Rajkumar Rao and Mouni Roy starrer ‘Made in China’ to the Delhi High Court alleging infringement of their copyright in the song titled ‘Ke Odhni Odhu Odhu Ne Udi Jaye”. (Link to the...
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade) has notified on May 30, 2019 the proposed amendments to the Copyright Rules, 2013 (“Proposed Rules”) in exercise of its powers conferred under Section 78 of the Copyright Act, 1957. The Ministry has sought objections...
Recently the dispute between Shumita Deb (daughter of legendary musician Late Manna Dey) and Saregama reached the Supreme Court where the latter agreed to remove and not make any further use of the photographs and the name of Manna Dey on the cover of the subject CDs on a...
The Bombay HC has recently gone on to admit a recent petition filed in lieu of the issue of subsistence of copyright in old traditional songs in various languages. As reported herein, a complaint had been filed in the form of an FIR at the Malad police station in...
In light of the recent auction of the Artificial Intelligence- generated portrait of Edmond Belamy and genuine growth of AI generated art and musical works, it is important for us to indulge in the policy debate of who to accord authorship under the Copyright Act, for the same. Even...
Finally, it’s time when the court, as in the case of IPRS v. Eastern India Motion Pictures (1977 AIR 1443), will have to revisit the concept of copyright infringement in underlying musical works incorporated in a cinematographic film. The status quo however varies from the position back in 1977...
I am pleased to bring to you our next guest post by Angad Singh Makkar. Angad is currently a 4th year student at Jindal Global Law School. He was the winner of the Global Anti-Trust moot court competition, organised by Antolin Scalia law school, George mason University, Washington DC....

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