Monday, December 17, 2018
Entertainment Law Blogs
The Calcutta High Court vide its order dated October 12, 2018 has directed Vodafone Idea Limited to deposit a sum of INR 2.5 crores with the HC Registrar within three weeks. The order was passed in a copyright infringement suit filed by Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS) praying for...
I keep checking the Indian copyright office website every now and then hoping to see a ‘NEW’  flash on their home page. The last ‘NEW’ flash on their website is of August 14, 2018 with an advertisement for appointment of technical member in IPAB. Looks like no amount of advertising...
INTRODUCTION On 18th September 2018, the United States (“US”) Senate passed the Music Modernization Act (“MMA”) by unanimous consent. With unparalleled support among all factions of the music industry, the bill previously passed the House of Representatives in a 415-0 vote back in April. This is the first music licensing...
Lahari Recording Company has challenged Section 31(1)(b) and 31D of the Copyright Act, 1957 before the Supreme Court by filing a petition under Article 32 of the Constitution. The Supreme Court vide order dated July 13, 2018 has issued notice in the matter. The matter is tentatively listed on...
On Tuesday, 17th July 2018, the Delhi High Court vide an order secured the commercial interest of Gothic Entertainment in the film “Batti Gul Meter Chalu” (“Film”), whilst restraining them from interfering with the commercial exploitation of the Film in any manner whatsoever. This order (yet to be uploaded) was...
In a rather detailed judgment dated May 28th, 2018, a Division Bench of the Delhi High Court has upheld the constitutionality of certain provisions of the Copyright Rules, 2013 in the matter of Anand Bhushan & Ors. v. Union of India. To give a brief background: In 2013, a writ petition was filed in...
UPDATE: ZEE ENTERTAINMENT ENTERPRISES LIMITED V. MUSICAL.LY, INC. & ORS. In a recent development, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (“Zee”) has filed a suit in the High Court of Delhi against the popular Chinese video content and online sharing APP ‘Musical.ly, Inc.’ (“Musical.ly”). Zee has sought for a permanent injunction...
Producers Copyright Guild (PCG) has issued a public notice in a trade magazine inviting all sound recording and cinematographic film authors to get membership of the PCG. ‘Author’ referred in the public notice is “Producer” as defined under Section 2 (d)(v) of the Copyright Act, 1957. The public notice further...
This article was first featured in the magazine 'The Kolkata Protector' (March-April 2018 edition), a magazine for the Kolkata Police. The e-version of the article can be accessed here.  It is not easy to list down only five hurdles faced by the Media and Entertainment industry of India, but I...
I was reading Mr. Javed Akhtar’s interview which was published in Times of India today and there was one striking line which he said which made me wonder what on earth is going on? When asked about the plans to go beyond synchronization royalty, Mr. Akhtar responded “The `13-crore distribution...

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