Monday, November 18, 2019
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 Competition Commission of India vide its order dated June 1, 2018 dismissed a complaint filed by Kshitiz Arya and Shri Purushottam Anand against makers of the films Padmaavat and Padman. The information was filed against Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd,  Bhansali Productions, Ms Twinkle Khanna, Kriarj Entertainment Private Limited,...
After a circular issued by the Excise Department on May 16, 2018 which reminded restaurants that only live music was allowed on their premises, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday told the Department to issue a clarification that there was no ban on recorded music. On May 16, the...
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...
As per the press release issued by Novex Communications, it has announced its alliance with music label Tips Industries Limited for their sound recording rights. Under the Assignment Agreement, Tips has granted exclusive rights to Novex for all On-Ground Performance rights of Tips sound recording repertoire. The deal would...
In my post here, I had covered the single bench ruling of the Madras High Court where the Court had restrained Lyca Productions from imitating or infringing J. Manimaran’s (proprietor of M/s. J.S. Screens) copyright over its original motion film titled ‘Karu’ (Tamil) with any other suffix or prefix...
In a suit filed by J. Manimaran (proprietor of M/s. J.S. Screens), the Madras High Court vide its order dated February 19, 2018 restrained M/s. Lyca Productions from using the title ‘Karu’ with any other suffix or prefix or other word in connection to this title, pending disposal of...
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...
IPRMENT HIGHLIGHTS OF 2017  COPYRIGHT Force 2- The Cyber Crime Investigation Cell, Mumbai, registered an FIR against K Sera Sera Digital Cinema Ltd after a complaint filed by Viacom18 Media Pvt Ltd (Viacom18) in relation to online piracy of its film Force-2. Rangoon- Copyright infringement suit filed in Bombay High...

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