IPRMENTLAW WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS (October 11th to October 17th)

Hansal Mehta, Bhushan Kumar asked to appear before Delhi HC in connection with their film Faraaz

Families of the two girls who were victims in the 2016 Dhaka terrorist attack have filed a suit against the makers of the film.

The film’s name is the same as the two girls’ best friend, Faraaz, the legal notice was sent with the apprehension that they are going to portray the girls without consent of the family, thereby infringing the right to privacy.

Hansal Mehta and Bhushan Kumar have been asked to appear before the Court on October 28.

Squid Game accused of plagiarism

Fans of the Japanese film (As The Gods Will) have taken to the internet to highlight the similarities between the two.

The director of Squid Game didn’t deny that the scenes were similar and stated that he had been working on the project for over a decade.

OTT, mobile content must be regulated

RSS chief, Mohan Bhagwat said “After the outbreak of the pandemic, nearly every child has a mobile phone and what they watch on their cellphones is not controlled”, at the function Mohan Bhagwat also spoke about increased consumption of drugs and cryptocurrency.

Crypto, NFT and Bollywood

Actor Salman Khan announced in that he would be rolling out NFTs through BollyCoin, an Ethereum based marketplace.

BollyCoin is owned by filmmaker Atul Agnihotri, and allows fans to mint clips and stills from films, iconic dialogues, posters, unseen footage, social media content and merchandise as NFTs.

Dream 11 suspends operations in Karnataka after complaint of gambling law violation

Dream 11 suspended its operations in Karnataka after a complaint was lodged against the founders for violation of the new state gambling law.

The state law, which came into effect recently, bans online games involving betting and wagering and “any act or risking money, or otherwise on the unknown result of an event including on a game of skill”.

YouTube disables Newslaundry’s account following copyright claims from Aaj Tak

YouTube operations of Newslaundry are stalled pending an enquiry into 53 separate copyright notices received by YouTube from Aaj Tak. The videos flagged (according to Newslaundry) pertained to Newslaundry’s commentary and criticism of Aaj Tak’s broadcast coverage of various issues, which included clips of the coverage.

The YouTube mechanism of strike and takedown has earned a notorious reputation across industries.