Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Entertainment Law Blogs
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....
UPHOLDING THE RIGHTS OF SINGERS ARGUING FOR (I) A BROAD AND BENEFICIAL INTERPRETATION OF PERFORMERS RIGHTS AS WELL AS (II) ACCORDING  JOINT AUTHORSHIP TO SINGERS IN MUSICAL WORKS. I am writing this post in light of the Patiala House Court Judgment in the case of Sushila v. Hungama Digital Media Entertainment...
In June, 2018 there was an interesting judgement passed by the Patiala House Court, Delhi in relation to performers rights. A judgement which if relied on by any of the higher courts would be catastrophic for ISRA (Indian Singers Rights Association) and performers claiming right to receive royalties in...
I am pleased to bring to you our next guest post by Anusha Das, a final year student at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. Anusha has keen interest in copyright, trademark and media laws and enjoys keeping close tabs on developments in the field.  In the course...
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...

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