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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...
In Part 1 of my post, I had covered the precautions to be taken while making an audio-visual content from trademark and copyright perspective which included registration of film titles, issues relating to trademark and passing off in audio-visual content, registration of script and precautions to be taken to...
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...
I urge you not to draw conclusions without reading this entire post. The intent is not to derail any entity but to have an open discussion on imminent issues daunting the entire media and entertainment industry especially when the lawyers of each side are gearing up for decade long...
As reported by Spicy IP here, Bombay High Court has restrained Novex Communications from taking any coercive action against Gulraj Hotel and Gautam Hospitality Private Limited (combined order) which filed a groundless threats action under Section 60 of the Copyright Act after receiving a legal notice from Novex . The...
As per the notice published on the IPRS website, its 1st/ 2018-19 Extra-Ordinary General Meeting (EGM) will be held on April 11, 2018 to approve the ‘Tariff Scheme’ framed and presented by the Governing Council. The notice further reads that “This resolution is pursuant to the requirements under the...
With the rising number of litigations on audio-visual content, it has become supremely important for content owners to be vigilant about the existing legal framework surrounding audio-visual content. Through this post, I intend to cover the do’s and don’ts which content owners should be wary about. The first part of my...

A FLAWED AMENDMENT

Noble intents are often defeated if not coupled with practicality. Such is the case with the Copyright Amendment Act of 2012 (“Amendment Act”). An Act originally introduced as a welfare legislation for the benefit of authors and performers has not yet seen the light of implementation despite lapse of...

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