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I am delighted to announce  that we at IPRMENTLAW are conducting for the first time ever, the biggest virtual roundtable conference on June 21, 2020 at 4.30pm on the occasion of the Copyright Amendment Act, 2012 completing eight years, topic being ‘Need to revamp the Copyright Act?’. In 2010, I...
The Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS) has filed a suit in the Bombay High Court against Ushodaya Enterprises Pvt. Ltd which runs the radio channel Eenadu FM/ EFM. The order dated December 9, 2019 states that the Interim Application is made in a Commercial IP Suit based on the rights,...
On November 20, 2019 the media and entertainment industry woke up to the breaking news about FIR being filed by Economic Offences Wing (EOW) against one of India’s leading film studio and music label YRF (Yash Raj Films). The news read as under: “The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai...
NLSIU- IMI Roundtable Communiqué September 26, 2019 The NLSIU-IMI Roundtable on Unlocking Fair Value to Stakeholders took place in National Law School of India University (“NLSIU”) on September 5, 2019. The Roundtable consisted of stakeholders from the Media and Entertainment industry in India, including esteemed experts from International Federation of the Phonographic...
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade) has notified on May 30, 2019 the proposed amendments to the Copyright Rules, 2013 (“Proposed Rules”) in exercise of its powers conferred under Section 78 of the Copyright Act, 1957. The Ministry has sought objections...
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...
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...
Lahari Recording Company has challenged Section 31(1)(b) and 31D of the Copyright Act, 1957 before the Supreme Court by filing a petition under Article 32 of the Constitution. The Supreme Court vide order dated July 13, 2018 has issued notice in the matter. The matter is tentatively listed on...
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 Copyright Amendment Act, 2012 came into effect on June 21, 2012. As our beloved Copyright Amendment Act, 2012 turns six today, here is what our industry experts have to say: Ashish Chandra, Director - Technology & Transactions, Netflix India*- “These were very progressive and forward-looking amendments at that time....

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