Sunday, February 17, 2019
Entertainment Law Blogs
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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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