Delhi High Court restrains unauthorized DTH operators, ‘rogue websites’ from broadcasting India-England series

The Delhi High Court recently passed an ex-parte order on a plea by Sony pictures restraining 39 rogue websites from streaming the matches of the upcoming series between Indian and England. It was argued by Sony pictures that it owns the broadcasting and streaming rights of the cricket matches in various countries of the South-Asian region.

Delhi High Court rules in favour of ‘Voltas’ in trademark infringement suit [Voltas Ltd. v. Ashok Kumar & Ors.]

A vacation bench of the Delhi High Court has ordered suspension of the domain name ‘www.myvoltascare.com’ in a trademark infringement suit filed by Voltas, a home appliance company. The Court also blocked access to the said website. Further, the Court restrained the owner of the domain name from using the well-known and registered trademark VOLTAS and its logo.

Gujarat High Court issues notice to Microsoft in an appeal by Azure Knowledge Corporation Pvt. Ltd.

The Gujarat High Court has issued a notice to Microsoft after a local information technology company, Azure Knowledge Corporation Pvt. Ltd. has filed an appeal against the tech-giant, Microsoft. The appeal sought restraining the US Company from using the trademark ‘Azure’. The issue reached the Gujarat High Court after a city civil court refused to grant an interim injunction and retrain Microsoft from using the trademark ‘Azure’ on the request of Azure Knowledge Corporation Pvt. Ltd.

Social Media Influencers required to pay extra tax

The Central Board of Direct Taxes has recently changed the rules related to Tax Deducted at Source (TDS). According to the newly introduced rules, social media influencers will be required to pay TDS on the free samples that they receive from companies starting July 01. Furthermore, the new rules also include a one percent tax on crypto transactions.

Kerala HC directs CBFC to decide on complaint against Prithviraj-starrer ‘Kaduva’

In a complaint filed by one Jose Kuruvinakunnel claiming that the film “Kaduva” has scenes which are defamatory to him and his family, the division bench of the Kerala High Court turned down the plea of the film’s producers refusing to interfere in the earlier order issued by a single judge bench which directed the CBFC to examine the movie and give a personal hearing to Kuruvinkunnel before the release of the film.

 Central Government warns edtech companies against unfair trade practices

In a meeting held by the Central Government on July 1, with self-regulatory body India Edtech Consortium (IEC), which runs under the aegis of Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), Consumer Affairs Secretary, Rohit Kumar Singh, said that if self-regulation does not curb unfair trade practices, then stringent guidelines would require to be formulated for ensuring transparency. During the meeting, issues pertaining to unfair trade practices and misleading advertisements for the Indian edtech sector figured prominently.

Emily Ratajkowski sued by photographer for posting his photo on Instagram

Photographer Edward Opinalodo has filed a seven page complaint against Emily Ratajkowski, a model and actor. The said model has been accused of posting a picture of herself on her Instagram account without the permission of the photographer. The post has been deleted after the accusations were made.