Sunday, August 19, 2018
IPRMENTLAW collaborates with renowned Bollywood trade analyst Komal Nahta’s ‘Film Information’.
Check out this week’s edition of Bollywood’s popular trade magazine ‘Film Information’ for latest IPRMENT (IPR, Media and Entertainment) updates.’
Entertainment Law Blogs
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...
The deal between Amazon and Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS) made headlines earlier this week and was a pleasant news to many of us who have been waiting for the Copyright Amendment Act, 2012 to see the light of implementation. The expectations from the revamped IPRS are also quite...
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...
In my previous post here, I had covered details of the legal notice issued by Mr. Javed Akhtar to Armaan Malik, Amaal Malik and T Series in relation to the recreated version of the song ‘Ghar Se Nikalte Hi’. In this post, I shall be analysing the legal position on...
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...
A week after the Delhi High Court stayed the interim license granted by the Copyright Office in favour of Kuku & Koyal Internet Private Limited in petitions filed by Saregama India Limited and Super Cassettes India Private Limited ,   Zee Music has obtained a similar order from Delhi High...
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...
I am pleased to bring to you our first guest post by Ankit Relan. Ankit Relan, is a practicing attorney in the Delhi High Court, and represents some of the biggest names in the film and music industry in India. He handles the copyright and technology law practice at...
The Delhi High Court today dismissed the suit which was filed by the Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS) against Aditya Pandey and others in 2006. Read judgement here. Key Highlights of the judgement: Jurisdiction – IPRS had filed an application under Order VII Rule 10 of the CPC for return...
While going through Calcutta High Court’s order dated December 22, 2017 in the matter of Saregama India Limited vs The New Digital Media & Anr ,  a portion discussing Section 31D of the Copyright Act, 1957 caught my attention. The portion reads as under: “In any view of the matter even...

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