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The Copyright Office vide public notice dated October 27, 2021, notified that the All India Film Chamber of Commerce (AIFCC) has filed an application for registration as a copyright society under Section 33 of the Copyright Act, 1957 for carrying out business of issuing or granting license in respect...
Introduction: The concept of statutory licensing was introduced in the Copyright Act vide the 2012 amendments, however, it received its actual opportunity of practical application in 2020, after the applications for statutory licensing of sound recordings were filed by the radio broadcasters before the IPAB. The order dated 31.12.2020 passed by...
The Department related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce submitted its 161st Report on Review of the Intellectual Property Regime in India. Read report here. The Committee has recommended to amend Section 31D of the Copyright Act, 1957 for incorporating ‘internet or digital broadcasters’ under statutory license in wake of the...
In a copyright infringement suit filed by Sony Music, Bombay High Court has granted an ad-interim injunction in favour of Sony Music against KAL Radio thereby restraining them from broadcasting / communicating the content of Sony Music (Indian and International repertoire) on its FM radio stations, without complying the...
(This post has been co-authored by Harshil Dureja and Anushree Rauta) Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) (petitioner) is a collective rights organization licensing its members’ sound recordings for communication to public in the areas of public performance and radio broadcast. PPL owns and/or controls the Public Performance rights of some of...
Saregama has moved Delhi High Court against Mohalla Tech Private Limited, the holding company of the short video format platforms “Sharechat” and “Moj” alleging infringement of their copyright. Last year, Saregama and Sharechat had inked a global licensing deal which enabled use of Saregama catalogue for social media experiences on...
This article is written by Lokesh Vyas and Angad Makkar. Background On April 4, 2021, the Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021 (“the Tribunals Ordinance”) was promulgated which dissolved certain existing appellate bodies and transferred their functions (such as adjudication of appeals) to other existing judicial bodies. A...
In an appeal filed by IPRS before Delhi High Court against the single bench decision passed by Justice Endlaw  on January 4, 2021, the division bench of Justice Manmohan and Justice Asha Menon on January 14, 2021 issued notice and held that until further orders, the single bench decision...
The end of 2020 and beginning of 2021 saw two landmark decisions which would change the face of music industry in India, the first one being of IPAB’s decision on radio royalties in the first statutory licensing case (Music Broadcast Limited vs Tips Industries Limited & Ors) under Section...
On the occasion of the Copyright Amendment Act, 2012, we at IPRMENTLAW conducted the biggest copyright virtual conference. Link to the recording of the conference: here  PANELISTS: (See details here) Guest of honor: Mr. Raghavendra G.R (Joint Secretary, Department of Justice, Ministry of Law) Keynote speaker: Mr. Blaise Fernandes (President, Indian Music Industry) Industry...

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